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Be Prepared For The Arctic Freeze

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Jan 052018
 

As temperatures drop below zero this weekend, the American Red Cross offers ten steps you can take to stay safe during the cold weather.

1. Layer up! Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing your body heat.

2. Don’t forget your furry friends. Bring pets indoors. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water.

3. Remember the three feet rule. If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.

4. Requires supervision – Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.

5. Don’t catch fire! If you are using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.

6. Protect your pipes. Run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children. Keep the garage doors closed if there are water lines in the garage.

7. Better safe than sorry. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night. Your heating bill may be a little higher, but you could avoid a more costly repair job if your pipes freeze and burst.

8. The kitchen is for cooking. Never use a stove or oven to heat your home.

9. Use generators outside. Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage.

10. Knowledge is power. Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator.

For more information on how to stay safe during the cold weather, visit winter storm safety.

Opinion: I Can’t Remember It Ever Being This Cold

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Feb 162015
 

windchillI just went outside with my dog because she refused to go “potty” by herself.

I was bundled up like an Eskimo, the dog had a winter coat on and I was So Cold!

We’re talking -1 as a high for the Monday morning, so make sure NONE of your skin is exposed, WARM gloves, hats, Scarves are in order for this kind of weather. Windchills will make it even more unbearable.

Please keep your pets inside, or be sure they aren’t exposed to the elements too long when they do go out.

Make sure your car has at LEAST a half tank of gas and do yourself a favor and add some dry gas when you put gas in your tank.

 

 

Bundle Up! Wind Chill Advisory in Effect

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Jan 072015
 

wind-chillThe National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory which is in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday.

Hazard types:

Dangerously cold wind chills

Wind chill readings as low as 20 below

The frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite.

Take Precautions: 

A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frostbite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

If you must venture outside, make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

Dress in layers.

Check on elderly neighbors if they live alone.

 

Tonight, Freshman Tailgate Party 6-7 P.M. — Amity vs Shelton Football at 7 P.M.

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Sep 272013
 

The Spartans celebrate Buono's success.

The Spartans celebrate Buono’s success.

Tonight, the Amity Link Crew sponsors a tailgate party for all freshmen prior to the Amity vs. Shelton football game.

The tailgate party will be held on the practice football field from 6 – 7 p.m.

Freshmen who attend the tailgate and wear their Amity black and gold will be admitted into the football game free of charge.

The tailgate will feature free food, games, and prizes.

Freshmen are encouraged to come out for a fun night of school spirit.

Shelton is one of the toughest competitors Amity has, so come on out and make some noise! Bring a blanket and wear a warm jacket and gloves, it may be chilly out there.

Amity vs Shelton is the NBC 30 Subway Game of the Week and will be featured prominently on the 11 p.m newscast.

Go Spartans! Show the Gaels what you’re made of!