5 precautions to take during winter weather

Image of parents and two kids reading by the fireplace.
  1. Place space heaters on a solid surface at least three feet away from anything flammable. Always turn off space heaters before leaving the room or going to sleep.
  2. Never leave a fireplace unless its embers are completely extinguished and use a fire screen to catch sparks and rolling logs.
  3. Never touch a downed power line or try to remove trees or limbs from lines. Call 911 or alert your electric cooperative.
  4. Generators should be placed in an open and ventilated area. They should never be operated inside a home—including in spaces like the basement and garage—due to the danger of inhaling carbon monoxide fumes.
  5. Prevent your pipes from freezing by allowing faucets to drip during extreme cold.

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