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During the Storm: Winter Storm Safety in Northern Lake County, IL

12/12/2022 (Permalink)

houses in snowstorm Winter storms can be deadly. Staying safe is the #1 concern!

Lake County, IL winters can be brutal, with severe storms causing widespread damage and injuries.  Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion.  Here are a few tips from FEMA on how to be smart and stay safe during a winter storm:

Stay off roads if at all possible. If trapped in your car, stay inside.

Limit your time outside.

If you need to go outside, wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia. 

Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

Only use generators and grills outdoors and away from windows. Never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven. 

Reduce the risk of a heart attack. Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow.

Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia and begin treatment right away.

Check on neighbors. Older adults and young children are more at risk in extreme cold.

Keeping yourself and loved ones safe during these storm events is always the number one concern.  After the storm, if you need assistance with property damage or water intrusion, please call SERVPRO of Gurnee for assistance.  We are always here to help 24/7/365.

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