JACKSONVILLE, FL — While danger from winter weather varies, individuals and families may face challenges with heat, power and communications services, according to a press release.

 It is important to be prepared for family safety and to also protect your property from damage, the release stated.

According to the release, Paul Davis Restoration Inc. offers the following winter weather safety tips:

  • Stay indoors and keep dry. If you must go outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. Wear mittens, a hat, and cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.
  • Walk carefully on snowy, icy walkways. Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow.
  • Drive only if absolutely necessary. Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive.
  • If a blizzard or cold weather traps you in the car, pull off the highway. Turn on hazard lights and hang a distress flag from the radio antenna or window.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia which include loss of feeling, pale appearance, uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion.

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Click here to read the release in its entirety.