Winter ready emergency preparedness information

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Winter's here, and that means colder temperatures — and possible health dangers. From storm safety to flu preparation, APHA's Get Ready campaign has the info you need to make your winter a safe one.

For more information, download one of our winter-themed Get Ready fact sheets!

Winter storms

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Sheltering in place

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Power outages

Power outages fact sheet

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Floods fact sheet

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Is it a cold or the flu?

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From Healthy You

Cold and flu supplies

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Hand-washing tips

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More hand-washing tips!

Cold weather safety

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From Healthy You

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A winter preparedness tale for kids: Anita's Story
This short story tells the tale of Anita, a young girl whose family is facing a winter storm. Read this preparedness story with your children or classroom, then ask the questions at the end to reinforce the lessons they've learned!

Be safe in winter storms and protect yourself from the flu with our Get Ready infographics.

Get Ready Blog: Winter preparedness
Two girls in winter parkas The Get Ready Blog provides regular posts on preparedness topics, including winter readiness. Follow the blog online for updates, or sign up to have posts delivered to you via email.

• Enjoying the winter weather? Watch out for hypothermia and frostbite
Protect yourself from norovirus this winter
• Staying prepared during the winter
• Preparing for winter storms
Top five flu myths (busts the “cold weather causes flu” myth!)
Four things to do to stop the spread of flu
• How to take care if you get the flu
Don’t let a power outage leave you powerless