Safety Concerns following the Winter Snow Storm
Heavy Snowfall can cause concern for Carbon Monoxide
Due to the heavy accumulation and drifting of snow experienced in the State of
· Have a properly operating Carbon Monoxide detector
· Keep the fresh air intake and exhaust vent area free from snow or ice build-up
· Home owners can find the inlets and outlets of your furnace by looking at the heating equipment and following the intake back to where it penetrates the wall. Then check this area outside to ensure no snow is blocking the vents.
Citizens are also reminded to keep alert for symptoms of Carbon Monoxide exposure. Symptoms and effects vary between individuals, even at the same level of CO exposure, but people typically experience flu-like symptoms, including: dizziness, fatigue, weakness, headache or vomiting, trouble breathing, or confusion. If anyone suspects symptoms from Carbon Monoxide exposure they should evacuate the home and call the Fire Department. Fire Departments are equipped to check for this dangerous condition and can also provide you with assistance in keeping your home CO free.
Help Your Fire Department Help You – Make Sure Fire Hydrants are Cleared
Home and business owners are reminded that as a result of the recent historic snow storm here in