Winter Storms

Posted On Monday January 28, 2019

The Municipality of Lambton Shores Emergency Management Team would like to remind you that winter storms are more hazardous to Canadians than tornadoes, thunderstorms, lightning, floods and hurricanes combined.

The following hazard information is shared with you educationally as we enter the heart of winter;

Heavy snowfall and ice can make the roads treacherous. Here are a few links to check out before heading out on the roads:

Winter storms may also cause interruptions to the power supply. Click the link for important fire safety tips during power outages

Other Safety Tips

  • Avoid unnecessary travel
  • Wear layers of lightweight clothing, mittens and a hat (preferably one that covers your ears)
  • Wear waterproof, insulated boots to keep your feet warm and dry and to keep from slipping on ice and snow
  • Regularly check for frostbite — numbness or white areas on your face and body (ears, nose, cheeks, hands and feet in particular)
  • Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow by taking frequent breaks
  • Bring pets inside and move livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water

For more information about the Municipality of Lambton Shores Emergency Management Team, visit the Emergency and Protective Services webpage. 

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