Severe Winter Weather Advisory
Winter is officially here and coming in strong. Meteorologists are predicting
10-15 inches of snow in Metro Detroit over Wednesday and Thursday.
This snowfall may seem big and you would be right – it will likely be recorded as one of the top 25 recorded snowfalls since1880 (Free Press)
Please check on your loved ones; older adults can be more vulnerable during these times.
General Tips to Prepare
Living in Michigan is always interesting and ever-changing. In order to stay safe, being prepared is crucial. Below are a few tips to stay safe during this upcoming and future snow storms. Have a kit, plan, and be informed!
- Have a kit/bag ready for safety and comfort so you can shelter at home(medicine, non-perishable food, water blankets, extra clothing, and batteries). Detailed Check List and more details here
- Contact friends and family (maybe neighbors or caregivers) to establish a plan – communication is key
- Charge electronic devices
- Locate your fuse box or have a contact to reach it if necessary
I lost Power, What do I do?
- Keep your fridge closed – eat nonperishable items (canned goods)
- Use flashlights not candles
- Do not use cooking grills or fuel-powered generators indoors as they emit carbon monoxide, which can be deadly.
- Do not approach power lines that are down – contact DTE (Report through DTE’s website or call 911 and 800-477-5050)