From hypothermia, traffic accidents and accidental deaths, there are many dangers associated with winter storms.
From hypothermia, traffic accidents and accidental deaths, there are many dangers associated with winter storms. However, most deaths are not directly related to the storm itself:
People die in traffic accidents on slick, icy roads.
People die of hypothermia from exposure to the cold.
People die from carbon monoxide exposure from improper ventilation of alternative heat sources, like generators.
People die of heart attacks from overexerting themselves while shoveling snow, pushing a car or walking in the snow.
One of the most important things Oklahomans can do to protect themselves, their family, homes and pets during a snow event is to prepare. Just in case a winter storm brings widespread power outage it is important to have emergency supplies on hand in your home. Your household emergency kit should include:
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