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Preparing For Winter

posted Nov 17, 2017, 6:40 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Noel Houston


    Although winter comes as no surprise, there are many of us who may not be ready for its arrival. Being prepared for the hazards of winter will allow you to be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to drop.

    During the winter, people prefer to stay indoors, which isn’t always a guarantee of safety. Winterizing your home, and checking your heat systems are great ways to keep your home safe and warm.

    Usually when it comes to winterizing your home, installing weather stripping, insulation, and storm windows, or cleaning out gutters and repairing roof leaks are some useful ways to getting the job done.

    When checking your heat systems, it's a good idea to also get a smoke detector, and a carbon monoxide (CO) detector installed to keep you alert of the presence of the deadly, odorless, colorless gas. Be sure to check batteries, to be certain that the devices are working properly.

    There are many people who also spend time outdoors working, traveling or enjoying winter sports. Outdoor activities can also expose you to several safety hazards. To prepare for these hazards, wearing appropriate outdoor clothing, and learning safety precautions to follow when outdoors are some ways to get ready.

   When preparing for winter, as far as of getting the right clothing to keep warm, not everyone can afford winter clothing because winter clothing can be relatively expensive.

    Pocomoke High School Junior, Kylie Mohler said “I recommend thrift shops because there are nice coats for cheap prices,” which is an excellent way to preparing and staying warm on a budget. But that isn’t the only way. Layering is another way to keeping warm on a budget. Not only does this let you adjust to different temperatures (by putting on/off layers), but it also saves you money.

Uploaded on: 11/17/17

Edited by:TW

Sources:

http://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/how-to-survive-your-first-winter-a-college-students-guide

https://www.cdc.gov/features/winterweather/index.html

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