Thursday, January 24, 2013
The MSPCA offers some common sense rules to help avoid tragedy with your pets.
Thursday, January 24
With temperatures below zero overnight and the cold expected to continue this week, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) offers these tips to make sure your pets are kept safe during extreme winter conditions. Editor's note: This information was provided by the MSPCA. Have any other tips for keeping your pet safe and comfy in the cold weather? Let us know in the comments.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency advises residents to minimize outdoor activity, keep an emergency kit, and check on elderly friends or relatives in extreme cold.
Editor's Note: The following information is from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. “As we enter the time of year when we can expect extremely low temperatures and wind chills, we all must take precautions to minimize the dangers presented by such severe weather,” stated Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Kurt Schwartz. “To that end, MEMA presents these cold weather safety tips.” Continue to follow MEMA updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MassEMA; Facebook at www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA. Download the free ping4alert! app to your Smartphone to receive important weather alerts and emergency messages from MEMA. Easy instructions are available at www.mass.gov/mema/mobileappp.
CDC offers tips on keeping extreme cold at bay.
The National Weather Service predicts Burlington will feel some of the coldest temperatures of the season during the next 72 hours. An arctic blast of frigid air will cause evening temperatures to drop into the single digits and daytime highs will struggle to get out of the teens. "This will definitely be the coldest weather so far this season, and perhaps even colder than anything observed last winter," according to the NWS. The U.S. Center’s for Disease Control & Prevention’s brochure, entitled “EXTREME COLD: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health & Safety,” provides a number of tips people can use to help combat the cold and its effects on homes, cars and people this week.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
How do you judge when it's cold out or when it's just New England typical weather?
It's definitely cold out this week, with winter reminding us we live in New England. What made you shiver this morning? Taking the dogs out? Standing at the bus stop? One reader said "you know it's cold out when the wet clothes in the dryer are frozen." Finish this sentence for us in the comments: You know it's cold out when ...
Cold temperatures are predicted for the area.
The National Weather Service is calling for cold temperatures this week. Here are some tips, courtesy of the National Weather Service, to keep in mind during this Arctic cold. 1. Minimize outdoor activities, especially for the elderly and very young. 2. Dress in several layers of loose-fitting clothing rather than a single layer of heavy clothing. 3. Wear a hat, mittens and waterproof boots. Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs. 4. When using heating sources such as fireplaces, wood stoves and space heaters, be sure to ventilate them correctly. 5. Test smoke alarms and keep carbon monoxide detectors handy. 6. Bring pets out of the cold. Don't assume they can handle the cold. If you are not warm, they are not either.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Safety advice for those who plan outdoor winter activities.
The following is a release from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) on staying safe during outdoor winter activities: Soon, winter jackets and snow boots will begin to reappear and it’s important to remember that your clothing is not the only thing that needs to be adjusted with a change of season. Here are a few cold weather safety tips to keep you safe, warm, and healthy heading into the New Year: Whether you’re hiking, kayaking, ice fishing, or bird watching, always tell someone where you are going and what you are doing. Everyone needs a little alone time, but don’t forget to mention the details of your planned excursion so that your friends and family know when to expect you back or where to …