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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:40 AM EST on December 06, 2016


... Winter weather awareness week continues...

Winter storms are considered deceptive killers because most deaths
are indirectly related to the storm. People die in traffic
accidents, they have heart attacks while shoveling snow, and they
die of hypothermia from prolonged exposure to the cold.

Everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. The actual
threat to you depends on your specific situation. In terms of ice
and snow, recent observations indicate about 70 percent of deaths
occur in automobiles while about 25 percent are from people being
caught out in the storm. In regards to exposure to cold, about 50
percent of deaths are people over 60 years old and over 75 percent
are males.

If you are caught in a car or trunk in a winter storm,
try to get to a shelter. If you become stranded, stay in your
vehicle. Disorientation occurs quikcly in wind driven snow and Cold.
Run the motor about 10 minutes per hour for heat. Open A window a
little for fresh air to avoid Carbon monoxide poisoning, and make
sure the exhaust pipe is not blocked.

The area rarely gets such severe winter storms, but when we do, it
is best to be prepared.


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Alaska - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Hydrologic Statement , Public Information Statement
California - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Freeze Watch , Freeze Warning , Frost Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory, Freeze Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Avalanche Warning , Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Areal Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Idaho - Winter Weather Advisory
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Indiana - Record Report
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Louisiana - Flood Warning
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Michigan - Lake Effect Snow Watch , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Record Report
Minnesota - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Blizzard Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning, Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Record Report
Montana - Wind Chill Advisory , Record Report
Nebraska - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Special Statement
New Hampshire - Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Winter Weather Advisory
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New York - Lake Effect Snow Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
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North Dakota - Wind Chill Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
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Pennsylvania - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
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Tennessee - Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory
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Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Washington - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
West Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Lake Effect Snow Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report

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