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Cold Weather Safety

February 4, 2011 | Uncategorized

New York City is turning into a winter wonderland, which makes for some treacherous conditions.  The regular snowfalls and cold temperatures have led to icy walkways and roads and can affect the integrity of your home.  A number of different agencies have provided safety tips for this winter season.  Here are some highlights:  wear a hat, hood, or scarf; wear layers; avoid overexertion outside; stay dry; keep combustible materials away from a portable space heater; install a smoke detector and a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector and test the batteries each month; caulk and weather-strip doors and windows; insulate any water lines that run along outer walls; and check the antifreeze level in your car.  For more information, please visit:

New York City Housing Authority, http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/home/home.shtml

New York City Department of Buildings, http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/home/home.shtml

New York City Office of Emergency Management, http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/home/home.shtml

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/

Con Edison, http://www.coned.com/customercentral/coldweather.asp.