Winter Emergency Preparedness
With the arrival of winter weather, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is encouraging Michiganders to make winter emergency preparedness a priority.
Severe winter weather poses health and safety concerns with extremely cold temperatures, freezing pipes, potential propane shortages and power outages. With a little planning and preparing, Michiganders can be ready before the next winter incident occurs. A prepared Michigan is a resilient Michigan.
What should I do?
Emergency preparedness is the starting point for all Michiganders. Regardless of the potential threat or hazard, everyone must be prepared for any emergency by making a plan and creating an emergency preparedness kit. An emergency or disaster can happen at any time, to anyone. By planning ahead and creating a kit, Michiganders will be better prepared for tomorrow.
The MSP/EMHSD has gathered materials and facts provided by the Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness, Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
This information is designed to give an overview about what to do before, during and after a winter hazard emergency or disaster. If there is a life-threating situation, immediately call 9-1-1. For information about human services available during an emergency or disaster, call 2-1-1.
Winter Weather Emergency Preparedness Topics
- Winter Weather Terminology
- Preparing for a Winter Storm
- Staying Healthy in Winter Weather
- Preventing Frozen Pipes
- Preventing Roof Ice Dams
- Winter Power Outage Tips
- Heating Sources Safety
- Portable Generator Safety
- Winter Weather and Pets
- Winter Workplace Safety