Board of Commissioners
County Office Status
Policies and Procedures
Emergency Preparedness Tips
Emergency Utility Tips
> Winter Storms
Keep posted on weather conditions.
Prepare for isolation at home (Keep a survival kit on hand).
Use lights for heat if the furnace goes out. Don't use gas stoves.
Prevent wood/oil-burning stoves, fireplaces, or electric heaters from overheating and becoming fire hazards. Fill all liquid fuel heating devices outside buildings.
Stay indoors. Overexertion from activities such as snow shoveling is a major cause of winter storm deaths.
Dress in warm layers.
Travel only if necessary, and then only in daylight on major roads.
Do not travel alone. let someone know your schedule and destination.
WHEN CAUGHT IN A VEHICLE
Don't leave the vehicle unless help is in sight.
Ensure proper ventilation while running the engine.
Signal trouble by raising the hood tying a cloth on the antenna, or turning on flashers.
Don't burn anything in the vehicle.
E-mail comments or suggestions to
Copyright © 2005-2007 Marion County All Rights Reserved
Disclaimer and Privacy Statement