Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Public Service Announcement: Cold Weather Precautions

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a wind chill advisory, which is in effect from 2:00 a.m. EST to 11:00 a.m. EST Thursday. The wind chill is forecasted to fall to 13 to 20 degrees by Thursday morning.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

Franklin County Emergency Management, along with the United Firefighters of Franklin County, would like to remind Franklin County residents to use caution when using any type of heating source in the home.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order.
  • Never leave a portable heating source unattended.
  • Keep all flammable materials a safe distance from heaters.
  • Never ever overload a circuit with too many appliances.
Remember fire prevention saves lives!

This has been a Public Service Announcement brought to you by Franklin County Emergency Management and the United Firefighters of Franklin County.