Prepare your community for the winter storm season


By Lisa Braxton

The month of November featured frequent periods of early-season arctic air and snow, which set records in many sections of the United States. Des Moines, Iowa, for instance, had ten straight days of subfreezing temperatures. Macon, Georgia, had its earliest teens on record–17 degrees–on November 19. Buffalo, New York, recorded seven feet of snow in some areas.

If history is any indication, the severe weather we’ve already had is likely a harbinger of what’s to come. NFPA’s community tool kit, Get Ready! Preparing Your Community for a Disaster, can help firefighters and first responders prepare cities and towns for harsh conditions and hazards.

The tool kit includes a presenter’s guide, PowerPoint presentation, and fact sheets on a number of topics, including, home fires, floods, and winter storms. Materials are available in English and Spanish.

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