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Resources to Cope With Winter

With winter upon us, it is always a good idea to remain prepared in the event of a winter storm or extreme cold.
January 11, 2017

DisasterAssistance.gov has a number of helpful resources available for the general public and disaster survivors facing winter weather. The federal Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP) has partnered with other government agencies to provide information to keep you safe. 

Great information is available on DisasterAssistance.gov under Disaster Information:
(https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/disaster-types).  The page contains comprehensive resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Weather Service, FEMA’s READY.gov, the Environmental Protection Agency and the American Red Cross, with links to important information about the threat of winter weather and cold.

For example, the CDC’s Winter Weather page provides online resources to help you learn how to deal with the extreme cold and its health hazards. You can also get winter weather checklists and learn how to prepare your home and car for winter emergencies.

www.Ready.gov provides additional information about winter storms and extreme cold.  On their site you can take the Pledge to Prepare, learn what to do before, during and after a storm and get important facts on carbon monoxide.  DAIP is committed to keeping the most up to date information about winter weather available on www.DisasterAssistance.gov, so check back often.