Winter Weather Preparedness Information Featured Online

Nov. 21, 2008

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  • Winter weather can cause injuries and death due to exposure, improper use of portable heaters, hypothermia, frostbite, etc.
  • Fairfax County's Web site provides tips and suggestions for winter weather safety.

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Each winter, injuries and death occur from exposure to the cold, vehicle accidents and improper use of heaters. Threats such as hypothermia and frostbite can have dangerous results. Preparation is important because winter storms can last for several days and be accompanied by high winds, freezing rain or sleet, heavy snowfall and cold temperatures.

Fairfax County encourages residents to prepare now for severe winter weather and has created a winter weather preparedness Web page that features tips and information on how to stay safe this coming winter. Sections include cold temperatures and wind chill, freezing pipes, hypothermia and frostbite, pet safety, home heating assistance, alternative heating sources, road safety and more.

Visit the winter weather preparedness Web page for this important information.



Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)

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