Monday, November 29, 2010

Tip of the Week: Winter Safety

Winter will soon be upon us in Michigan. As I pointed out last week, we are predicted to have approximately 20% more snowfall than normal this year. With that in mind, I have a few winter safety trips for everyone.
  • Have a basic safety kit in your car. It should have flares, flashlight (with extra batteries), and jumper cables;
  • Be sure to bring blankets for everyone in the family as well as water and non perishable snacks in case of getting stranded in a storm; and
  • Be sure you have some method of communicating if you do get stuck, such as cell phone that is charged.
If you don't have a cell phone, ask a friend to borrow one that they no longer use but that still works, is charged, and has a charger. You can call 9-1-1, even on phones that are not currently activated.

It's also a good idea to stay on well traveled roads as they tend to have better lighting.

And of course, always be aware of your surroundings.

Winter safety is your Warrendale Tip of the Week.
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