Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
It's time to get prepared
Whether we like it or not, inevitably winter is coming. Minnesotans have learned to either love or live with the snowy season, and with that, often don't realize just how dangerous it can be.
Each winter, adults and children are injured or killed because they are not aware of essential winter safety measures. Winter Hazard Awareness Week, November 5-9, 2012, is about teaching adults how to behave safely and for children to learn to protect themselves.
Getting ready for winter doesn't always take a lot of work. Sometimes it's just a few little things that can make the difference between safety and suffering: having a survival kit in the car, changing the batteries in the carbon monoxide detector, staying well-hydrated during outdoor fun.
Stearns County Emergency Management would like to remind everyone that although winter can be one of the most beautiful seasons, it can also be very dangerous. People can take some simple precautions to have a warm, safe and enjoyable season. The
Stearns County Emergency Management website offers a few winter safety tips to help get prepared for this coming Minnesota winter: www.co.stearns.mn.us.