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Preparing for Icy Weather

Monday January 13, 2020

Just a thin coating of ice can result in a travel nightmare, while heavier amounts will severely damage trees and power lines.

Strong winds can add extra force to already weighted down tree branches and power lines, increasing the likelihood of significant damage. “Because we know that this is the season for bad weather, it is always best to be prepared in the event of an emergency instead of being caught off guard,” says Jim Cook, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. With the imminent weather headed in the tri-county direction, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency offers the following tips in staying safe in icy weather:

Just a thin coating of ice can result in a travel nightmare, while heavier amounts will severely damage trees and power lines. Strong winds can add extra force to already weighted down tree branches and power lines, increasing the likelihood of significant damage.

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Stay safe out there!