January 4, 2015
Health Tip: Keeping Warm When There's an Ice Storm
Preserve heat when the power is out
(HealthDay News) -- An ice storm can weigh heavily on power lines, knocking out power for an extended period.
The SafeElectricity.org website suggests these tips to stay warm and safe:
- Stay indoors. If you go outside, stay away from downed power lines.
- Dress warmly in layers.
- Close doors to any rooms that you aren't using.
- If you're using an alternate heat source, follow safety guidelines and make sure the room is well-ventilated.
- Pack towels around doorways to keep in heat, and cover windows at night.