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Are You Winter READY?

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds.

A winter storm can:

  • Last a few hours or several days.

  • Cut off heat, power and communication services.

  • Put older adults, children, sick individuals and pets at greater risks.

What can you do to help prepare for winter weather?

  1. Know winter weather hazards (learn more).

  2. Review your family emergency plan for winter specific actions (learn more).

  3. Sign up for free sever weather & emergency alerts (learn more).

  4. Build or check your emergency kit (learn more).

  5. Prepare your home (learn more).

  6. Prepare for power outages (learn more).

  7. Know where to monitor weather (learn more).

Be prepared for winter weather at home, at work and in your car.


Winter Weather Advisory Levels

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office declares Weather Advisories with input from the Clinton County Highway Department and the Ohio Department of Transportation. Weather Advisories are not meant to inconvenience anyone, but are meant to warn the public of hazardous conditions and enable local road crews to clear the roadways more efficiently.

The public is encouraged to tune into local radio stations and/or Cincinnati and Dayton TV networks to obtain Winter Weather Advisories. Please refrain from calling 911 for information regarding Weather Advisories. Weather Advisories are classified as follows:

Level 1– Roadways are hazardous; drive very cautiously.

Level 2– Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow; roadways are also icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

Level 3– All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.

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