Nov. 6-10 is Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week

It’s time to refresh indoor and outdoor winter safety skills

Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week Nov. 6-10 is a great time to refresh indoor and outdoor winter safety skills with a new topic each day.

Winter Hazard Awareness Week topics

  • Monday, Nov. 6
    Winter weather overview: ice storms, blizzards, sub-zero temperatures, winter weather watches and warnings, and wind chill.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7
    Outdoor winter safety: safety on ice, snowmobile safety, hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8
    Winter fire safety: winter and holiday fire safety, alternative heat sources, smoke detectors, cooking safety, candles and decorations.
  • Thursday, Nov. 9
    Indoor winter safety: carbon monoxide, radon, mold and general home care.
  • Friday, Nov. 10
    Winter driving: auto safety, snowplows, road conditions, using 511, winter driving tips and car survival.

The State of Minnesota has a winter weather safety website that offers tips and information on staying safe throughout the season. All families, businesses and organizations can use the information to refresh their winter safety habits.

More information on emergency preparedness is available at http://www.minneapolismn.gov/emergency/index.htm.