Four County

Winter Emergency Storm Tips

Emergency Safety Kit


Prepare a safety kit before a storm hits to help your family if an emergency should occur. Include the following items: 

  • Flashlights or battery powered lanterns
  • Medicine, first aid supplies and baby items
  • An emergency water supply in case power to your electric water pump is interrupted.
  • Bottled drinking water, non-perishable food items, batteries and firewood
  • An emergency heating source


Preparing for Winter Storms

Tips on how to prepare for Winter StormsWinter Travel and How to Stay Safe and Warm During Winter Storms. 




Review additional storm safety tips here

Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 

If your power is out following a storm and you must cook food with Sterno or charcoal, remember to do so outside in a well-ventilated area.  Cooking indoors with Sterno or charcoal will produce deadly carbon-monoxide fumes.

Si la electricidad se fuera después de una tormenta y usted tienecocinar los alimentos con Sterno o carbónrecuerde hacerlo afuera en un área bien ventiladaCocinar en el interior con Sterno o carbónproducirá humos de monóxido de carbono mortales.



Generator Safety

Please click on the link below to learn how to operate a generator safely. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to access.


Generator Safety

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