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Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. A winter storm can:Last a few hours or several days;Knock out heat, power, and communication services; and Place older adults, young children, and sick individuals at greater risk.IF YOU ARE UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING, FIND SHELTER RIGHT AWAYStay off roads.Stay indoors and dress warmly.Prepare for power outages.Use generators outside only and away from windows.Listen for emergency information and alerts.Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.Check...

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Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly. A power outage may:Disrupt communications, water, and transportation.Close retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks, and other services.Cause food spoilage and water contamination.Prevent use of medical devices.PROTECT YOURSELF DURING A POWER OUTAGE:Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.Do not use a gas stove to heat your home.Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or using power-dependent medical devices.If safe, go to an alternate location...

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Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these 4 questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?What is my shelter plan?What is my evacuation route?What is my family/household communication plan?Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household.As you prepare your...

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( I would reccomend having one for home, one for each vehical, and one for each family member at another location. ) Include food and water sufficient for at least three days, medications, a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.Plan how to communicate with family members if you lose power. For example, you can call, text, email or use social media. Remember that during disasters, sending text messages is usually reliable and faster than making phone calls because phone lines are often overloaded.Review your evacuation zone, evacuation route and shelter locations. Plan with your family. You may have to...

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Stalking is simply a way of moving so slowly and quiet in the woods that you go undetected, this take practice. First you need to understand when to go into stalking mode and that is when ever you go into a transition area ( like a watering area,  feeding area, or trail junctions) If you are walking you can stalk by taking very slow steps and bring your foot higher than you would normally do ( ankle to knee when learning) As you step bring the one foot down in a smooth motion toe first and come down slowly on...

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