• Only leave pets outside for short periods of time: Yes, they’re furry, but even that protective coat will only shield them from the elements for so long.
• Think of the elderly: Not just your own family members, but older neighbors will need help during these winter months. Offer to pick up groceries while out shopping or shovel/ice their sidewalk.
• Remove Ice/Shovel from your sidewalk: Yes, you may be able to cross the treacherous terrain that is currently your front walk, but will your mail carrier, neighborhood kids, or newspaper carrier?
• Get a Carbon Monoxide detector: With houses shut up tight against the winter chill, carbon monoxide can be a silent threat to your family.
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