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Winter Weather Resource Guide

  • Safety tips for extreme cold
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    Safety tips for extreme cold

    Rhode Island's Emergency Management Agency has outlined important steps to take when the temperatures become dangerous.

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  • Winter Weather: Vital Safety Information for Extreme Cold
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    Winter Weather: Vital Safety Information for Extreme Cold

    Rhode Island’s Emergency Management Agency has outlined important steps to take when the temperatures become dangerous.

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  • Winter Weather: Winter Emergency Car Kit
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    Winter Weather: Winter Emergency Car Kit

    A winter storm in New England can range from a moderate snowfall over a few hours to a Nor’easter, bringing blizzard conditions with blinding wind-driven snow that lasts several days.

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  • Winter Weather: AAA Tips: Get Your Car Cold Weather Ready

    Winter Weather: AAA Tips: Get Your Car Cold Weather Ready

    It happens to drivers every winter – head out to the car on a frigid winter morning, only to find the car won’t start.

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  • Winter Weather: Fire and Carbon Monoxide Safety
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    Winter Weather: Fire and Carbon Monoxide Safety

    While fires and carbon monoxide can pose dangers anytime of year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says the risks are more prevalent during the winter than any other season.

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  • Winter Weather: Is the Ice Safe?
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    Winter Weather: Is the Ice Safe?

    Before you head out on that lake or pond for ice skating or fishing – make sure it’s safe.

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  • Winter Resource Guide: Sledding Safety
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    Winter Resource Guide: Sledding Safety

    Before hitting the hill, make your outing safe and enjoyable with these important reminders.

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  • How to prevent frozen pipes when cold weather hits

    How to prevent frozen pipes when cold weather hits

    GEM President Larry Gemma believes many homeowners don't prepare for winter until after the holiday, and since this cold snap snuck up on everyone, many didn't have enough time to properly winterize their homes.

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  • Winter Weather: Tips to avoid roof collapses
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    Winter Weather: Tips to avoid roof collapses

    When snow begins to pile up on a home or business, the roof could be seriously damaged due to the weight of the snow or the creation of an ice dam. Local emergency officials have offered up numerous tips on spotting if your roof is in trouble and what can be done to prevent a collapse.

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  • Tips to avoid car trouble during freezing weather
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    Tips to avoid car trouble during freezing weather

    With proper maintenance and preparation, drivers can be prepared for freezing temperatures.

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  • Winter Weather: Frigid temperatures can be deadly for pets
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    Winter Weather: Frigid temperatures can be deadly for pets

    Frigid temperatures can be deadly for cats and dogs. In Rhode Island, you can’t leave an animal out in the biting cold unless you’ve provided proper shelter. If caught, you could be fined.

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  • Winter Weather: Before Winter Weather Hits
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    Winter Weather: Before Winter Weather Hits

    A winter storm in New England can range from a moderate snowfall over a few hours to a Nor’easter, bringing blizzard conditions with blinding wind-driven snow that lasts several days. Rhode Island’s Emergency Management Agency and FEMA have several ways you can keep your family safe.

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  • Winter Weather: Know the Signs: Seasonal Affective Disorder
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    Winter Weather: Know the Signs: Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you’re like most people with seasonal affective disorder, your symptoms start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.

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  • Winter Weather: Take precautions during winter storms
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    Winter Weather: Take precautions during winter storms

    A winter storm in New England can range from a moderate snowfall over a few hours to a Nor’easter, bringing blizzard conditions with blinding wind-driven snow that lasts several days. Rhode Island’s Emergency Management Agency has several ways you can keep your family safe, including take precautions during a winter storm.

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  • How to avoid cold weather injuries in dangerous conditions
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    How to avoid cold weather injuries in dangerous conditions

    Anyone going outside in these temperatures should take precautions to avoid illness and injuries such as hypothermia and frostbite.

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  • Roofer stresses importance of clearing snow from vents, exhausts
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    Roofer stresses importance of clearing snow from vents, exhausts

    Weisman Roofing says residential roofs were spared the worst of Thursday's storm due to the strong winds.

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  • How to make sure your vehicle is road-ready after a winter storm
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    How to make sure your vehicle is road-ready after a winter storm

    "Every winter we go through a lot of problems with batteries, tire leaks, so on and so forth," the co-owner of an East Providence garage said Friday.

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  • 8 foods to buy before a snowstorm
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    8 foods to buy before a snowstorm

    People will be headed to the grocery store for the frenzied bread and milk stock up, but what else should you consider buying?

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  • Shoveling snow: How to do it safely
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    Shoveling snow: How to do it safely

    Here are eight safety tips the Snow & Ice Management Association has for staying safe while shoveling.

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  • Tips for driving in snow or ice
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    Tips for driving in snow or ice

    AAA New England has some tips that help drivers trudge through conditions whenever winter weather hits the area.

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  • How to prevent ice dams from damaging your roof
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    How to prevent ice dams from damaging your roof

    Accumulated snow on your roof can cause serious damage.

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    Pic of the Week: Jan. 28 - Feb. 1

    John Farley of Portsmouth has won a $100 gift certificate to Hunt’s Photo & Video.

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