Newburgh Ready Newsletter

Winter Weather Safety

Freezing temperatures and winter precipitation can be dangerous when people are not prepared. Stay safe by winterizing your homes, checking heating systems, and assembling a first aid kit for your home and car. Learn more cold weather tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Shovel Snow Safely

Shoveling is responsible for thousands of injuries each year nationwide. There are ways to stay safe while performing this household chore. Do not shovel immediately after eating, stretch before you begin, use a smaller shovel or lift a partially filled shovel, and lift with your legs and not your back. Learn more shoveling safety tips from the National Safety Council.

Carbon Monoxide

The most common symptoms of CO are headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. CO symptoms are often described as "flu-like." People who are sleeping can die from CO poisoning before they have symptoms. Learn more CO safety tips at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.