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Tulare County Firefighters would like to remind you to drive slower in adverse weather conditions. These photos were taken of Yohokl Drive yesterday. ... See MoreSee Less
Tulare County Firefighters would like to remind you to drive slower in adverse weather conditions. These photos were taken of Yohokl Drive yesterday.Image attachment
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As freezing weather is predicted overnight in some area’s of Tulare County. TCFD would like to remind everyone to take a few minutes to prepare:

For the Home:
*Make sure your Carbon Monoxide Detector is working by using the test button.
*Check your heater to ensure it is working properly. If using space heaters be sure they are 3 feet from combustible materials and plugged directly into a wall outlet.
*If you have a fireplace, consider keeping a supply of firewood or coal. Be sure the fireplace is properly vented and in good working order and that you dispose of ashes safely.
*Insulate exposed pipes to prevent damage from water freezing within the pipes.

For your Pets:
*Bring your companion animals indoors. If it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for them.
*Create a place where your other animals can be comfortable in severe winter weather and limit time outdoors.
*Check their water and food supply to ensure it has not frozen.
*Before starting your vehicle be sure to check for outdoor animals that may be looking for a warm place.

For you Car:
*Have your vehicle winterized before the winter storm season to decrease your chance of being stranded in cold weather.
*Check your battery, antifreeze, wipers and windshield washer fluid, ignition system, thermostat, lights, flashing hazard lights, exhaust system, heater, brakes, defroster, and oil.
*Check your tire pressure and have adequate tread. If traveling to areas that have snow or may have snow, be sure to carry the proper size snow chains.

For yourself:
*If you are spending time outside wear layered clothing, mittens or gloves, and a hat. Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent. Mittens or gloves and a hat will prevent the loss of body heat.
*Watch for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
*Check on elderly family members and neighbors.
*Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat.
*Walk carefully on snowy, icy sidewalks. Slips and falls occur frequently in winter weather, resulting in painful and sometimes disabling injuries.

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