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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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Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report
Alaska - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Hydrologic Statement , Public Information Statement
California - Wind Advisory , Freeze Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Special Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Wind Advisory
Idaho - Winter Weather Advisory
Illinois - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Indiana - Record Report
Iowa - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Winter Weather Advisory
Massachusetts - Special Statement
Michigan - Lake Effect Snow Watch , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Record Report
Minnesota - High Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Blizzard Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Blizzard Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Mississippi - Record Report
Missouri - Special Statement
Montana - Wind Chill Advisory , Avalanche Warning , Record Report
Nebraska - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Special Statement
New Hampshire - Special Statement
New Jersey - Winter Weather Advisory
New Mexico - Special Statement
New York - Lake Effect Snow Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
North Dakota - Blizzard Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Blizzard Warning
Ohio - Record Report
Oregon - Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning, Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Freeze Warning, Frost Advisory, Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Winter Weather Advisory
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - Special Statement
South Carolina - Record Report , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Wind Advisory , High Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Tennessee - Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory
Washington - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory
Wisconsin - Lake Effect Snow Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report

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