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Posted on: January 7, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Officials give safety tips for winter weather

As a cold front moves over the Permian Basin yet again, the Midland Health and Senior Services Division is providing tips for local citizens to prepare for any adverse situations that might arise.

The division emphasizes the basics having personal preparedness kits, a family communications plan for extreme weather events, and agreements to check on elderly neighbors, all stocked and ready in advance of any storm. Winter storms can range from moderate snowfall over a few hours to blizzards that last several days, and many are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures, strong winds, icing, sleet, and freezing rain — so preparedness kits should be ready to handle all situations. Basic recommended items include: rock salt, sand, snow removal equipment, warm clothing and blankets, food, water, and some sort of communication device. Health and Senior Services also reminds community members to keep their cell phones charged, their vehicles filled with gas, and their kits easily accessible.

Planning for people with disabilities, medical conditions, or who require medications is of significant importance during extreme winter weather events. Prescriptions should be filled early and accommodations with family members should be planned.

If you have any questions, please call at 432-681-7645 or visit


Media Contact: Health Manager Celestino "Sal" Garcia

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