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Winter this year is turning out to have its own set of weather-related emergencies — and right now, all in the midst of a pandemic. Lots of us are really ready for the winter of 2021 to be over. But while we’re waiting, why not prepare (or see if you might already be prepared) for a weather-related emergency?

The FTC’s site, Dealing with Weather Emergencies, has free practical tips to help you prepare for, deal with, and recover from a weather emergency like our friends across the South are seeing. It’s mobile-friendly, so you’ll have ready access to information when and where you need it.

The page has four sections:

Active in your community? There’s a customizable one-page handout, Picking Up the Pieces after a Disaster, with key tips drawn from the FTC’s site. You can add local consumer protection and emergency service contacts and post downloadable copies for public access throughout your community.

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4 Comments

Sherry
February 23, 2021
Your share button for Facebook doesn't work. Says it's in development mode. I'm a Realtor & I repost the scams , etc for my older clients and the student loan info to the younger ones
FTC Staff
February 24, 2021

In reply to by Sherry

We're working to get that back in service. Thank you for sharing the tips - please try again soon.

Garush
February 23, 2021
There is a cheap little device you can put on your basement floor. If the basement starts to flood the alarm goes off. think sensor part is about 1/4 inch off the floor. Think I got it from a plumbing store. separately. you can get a home generator that uses your home heating oil. No fuel storage problem.
BigDavetheRedHead
February 24, 2021
Thanks for the tips. These should be taught to all cchikdren also.