With fall upon the Great Plains, now is the time to focus attention to winter weather and the dangers it can pose to life and property.
November 8th, 2012, has been declared as Winter Weather Awareness Day for the state of Nebraska.
Each year, dozens of Americans die due to exposure to the cold. Account for vehicle accidents and fatalities, fires due to dangerous use of heaters and other winter weather fatalities, and you have a significant threat.
Other hazards, such as hypothermia and frostbite, can lead to the loss of fingers and toes or cause permanent internal injuries and even death.
The very young and the elderly are among those most vulnerable to the potentially harsh winter conditions. Recognizing the threats and knowing what to do when they occur could prevent the loss of extremities or save a life.
Click here to print off your free Winter Weather Awareness information brochure today!