Monday, January 23, 2023
Winter weather conditions can be difficult to navigate in general, but staying warm and safe in an environment experiencing a high risk of freezing temperatures and heavy precipitation can become dangerous quickly. This makes preparing for winter even more important.
Hoosiers should plan ahead and remain aware of the following safety tips provided by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS).
To prepare your vehicle for winter weather:
In the event of a power outage:
Additionally, the IDHS recommends Hoosiers remain cognizant of the statewide county travel status map when considering travel to and from work, school, medical or other commitments. The map highlights each county in red, orange or yellow when traveling in winter weather is expected to be highly or likely dangerous for commuters. To view the map, click here.
When faced with extreme winter conditions, it is important to prepare for any unfortunate circumstance as best as you can in order to better navigate the season and keep yourself, loved ones and other Hoosiers safe.
For more information, click here.