For Immediate Release
January 12, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

KDHE provides weather-related safety tips

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is encouraging all Kansans to be safe when temperatures drop and offers Safety Tips to help prepare for hazardous conditions.

Many of us have been surprised at the inconsistent weather pattern over the last few months. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures change.

“This has not been a typical winter season for Kansas,” said KDHE Secretary Robert Moser, MD. “Planning ahead and thinking about how each day’s forecasted weather conditions will impact you, your family and neighbors is the key to staying safe this winter.”

Staying inside is no guarantee of safety, so take these steps to keep your home safe and warm during the winter months:

If you are working outdoors, travelling or enjoying winter sports, take the following precautions:

Above all, be prepared to check on family and neighbors who are especially at risk from cold weather hazards: young children, older adults and the chronically ill. If you have pets, bring them inside.

For more weather tips, visit http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/ks.php?x=1.