Winter Weather Preparedness

EM_Stock Images_Scraping.jpgOakland County Emergency Management, along with partners at Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD), encourage Michiganders to make winter emergency preparedness a priority.

Severe winter weather poses health and safety concerns with extremely cold temperatures, freezing pipes, potential propane shortages and power outages. With a little planning and preparing, you can be ready before the next winter incident occurs.

This information is designed to give an overview about what to do before, during and after a winter hazard emergency or disaster. If there is a life-threating situation, immediately call 9-1-1. For information about human services available during an emergency or disaster, call 2-1-1.

Sources: Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD); Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness; Michigan Department of Community Health; Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; Federal Emergency Management Agency.