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Health Tip: Prepare for Winter Weather

Make sure you have essential supplies

(HealthDay News) -- Make sure you're prepared if extreme cold or snow is in the forecast.

The Ready.gov website suggests you make these preparations before winter weather strikes:

  • Stock up on rock salt to help melt ice on driveways and walkways.
  • Have a supply of sand to help with traction on slippery surfaces.
  • Have a shovel or snow-removing equipment.
  • Make sure you have enough heating fuel.
  • Stock up on warm blankets and clothing.
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