NH DOS ASKS RESIDENTS TO LEAVE ROOM FOR ROAD CREWS

New Hampshire Department of Safety

 

NH DOS ASKS RESIDENTS TO LEAVE ROOM FOR ROAD CREWS

 

CONCORD, NH – State Department of Safety urges residents to stay put, use caution and wear bright colors as they dig out from the storm. 

“Safety is paramount,” State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Perry Plummer said. “Road crews will continue working throughout the night and may not be able to see around and over snowbanks that have built up. As you clear your driveways and walkways, be sure to dress in layers, wear bright colors and use common sense. We ask parents to keep a close eye on children as they play outside. Snowbanks can be a strong temptation for young kids who don’t understand the dangers of being near the road.” 

Plummer offered the following recommendations: 

The wind chill is driving temperatures to zero or below and creates a danger of frostbite and hypothermia. Dress in layers and cover exposed skin.

Be a good neighbor. When the snow lightens up, check on neighbors who may need additional assistance.

Prepare for the possibility of a power outage by keeping your heat at 70 and continuing to charge phones and devices. 

If you lose power, close off unneeded rooms, stuff towels or rags in the cracks under doors and cover windows at night. Also, use extreme caution when using alternative heating and power sources by keeping generators outside and not in a garage or shed, maintaining proper ventilation to avoid build-up of toxic fumes, and following manufacturer guidelines.

 Stay aware of your situation by watching television, listening to the radio and signing up for NH Alerts and downloading the NH Alerts app at readynh.gov. 

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