Are You Prepared for the Polar Vortex?

By November 10, 2014Homepage

This winter, a polar vortex will hit all but eight states across the US, affecting over 200 million people, and bringing icy conditions and freezing temperatures.

The National Weather Service calls winter storms like these “Deceptive Killers,” due to the high safety risks associated with traffic accidents, hypothermia, a lack of up-to-date communication, and more.

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A real-time communication platform like AlertMedia is your best defense, but here are some additional preparedness tips to help you stay safe:

  • Keep your thermostat at the same temperature day and night. This will help prevent bursting pipes and expensive repairs.

  • Dress in lots of thin, loose layers. This keeps you warmer than bulky layers of clothing by insulating warm air and keeping it close to your body. In fact, this method will actually drastically lower your risk of hypothermia.

  • Keep rock salt on hand. Rock salt helps melt ice on driveways, parking lots, and walkways to prevent icy path injuries.

  • Let someone know of your travel destination. Notifying someone of your destination, route, and estimated time of arrival allows them to call for help if your car gets stuck along the way.

And most importantly…

  • Have a reliable notification system in place. AlertMedia keeps your people up-to-date with real-time weather, traffic, and other important messages sent via any channel.

Ice, snow, freezing temps and more can hit at any time, but if you and your people are prepared, and have a reliable notification system in place for up-to-date information, you’ll be able to fight back.

Remember, when every second counts, count on AlertMedia.