Snow / Winter Storms

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:11

Here on the Palouse, we are not strangers to severe winter storms and extreme cold conditions.  Below is some information to help you identify, prepare, and respond in a safe manner during a winter storm or extreme cold weather conditions.


Know Your Winter Storm and Extreme Cold Terms

Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a winter storm hazard:

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Before Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

Add the following supplies to your disaster supplies kit:

Prepare your home and family

Prepare your car

Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your car:

Dress for the Weather

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During a Winter Storm


If you are outdoors

If you are driving

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After the Storm

Recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process. Safety is a primary issue, as are mental and physical well-being. If assistance is available, knowing how to access it makes the process faster and less stressful. This section offers some general advice on steps to take after disaster strikes in order to begin getting your home, your community, and your life back to normal.

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