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Winter Storm

trees broken from weight of ice in Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, January 31, 2002 -- A winter storm has hit Kansas City and the surrounding areas. (FEMA/Oliver)

With winter storms comes the risk of death from traffic accidents on icy roads as well as hypothermia from exposure to the cold. These resources provide advice on how to protect you and your loved ones during and after a winter storm.

  • Winter Weather. Self-help measures and tips from the CDC for dealing with periods of extreme cold.
  • During a Heat Emergency. Advice from FEMA on what you should do during a winter storm.
  • Winter Storms ... The Deceptive Killers. A Guide to Survival. Produced by the National Weather Service, this informational guide discusses what to do if you are caught in a winter storm and how protect yourself from risk.
  • Winter Tips. Advice from the EPA about keeping safe and saving energy during winter conditions.
  • Winter Storm. From the American Red Cross, advice on what to do before, during and after a winter storm.