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Everything you need to know when the power goes out, including how long food keeps in your fridge before going bad, how to stay warm without heat and more.

Image description: When the weather is bad, you should try to stay off the roads. But if you must drive in winter weather conditions, make sure you have emergency supplies in your car.
Use these tips from Ready.gov to make an emergency kit for you car.

Image description: When the weather is bad, you should try to stay off the roads. But if you must drive in winter weather conditions, make sure you have emergency supplies in your car.

Use these tips from Ready.gov to make an emergency kit for you car.

Image description: Large parts of the country are experiencing power outages as a result of winter weather storms. If you’re using a portable back-up generator, make sure you run it outside to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
To make sure you’re operating your generator safely:
Use it outside the house or garage
Keep it at least 20 feet away from windows, doors and vents
Use a battery operated CO detector outside bedrooms.
Never ignored a beeping CO detector. Go outside and call 911 if the alarm sounds.
Learn more about operating your portable generator safely from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Image description: Large parts of the country are experiencing power outages as a result of winter weather storms. If you’re using a portable back-up generator, make sure you run it outside to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

To make sure you’re operating your generator safely:

  • Use it outside the house or garage
  • Keep it at least 20 feet away from windows, doors and vents
  • Use a battery operated CO detector outside bedrooms.
  • Never ignored a beeping CO detector. Go outside and call 911 if the alarm sounds.

Learn more about operating your portable generator safely from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Traveling to Sochi for the Winter Olympics? Sign up for Safety Alerts

If you’re a U.S. citizen traveling to Sochi for the Winter Olympics, enroll in http://step.state.gov to receive safety and security announcements from the U.S. Embassy in Russia.

Image description: A reminder from our friends at FEMA - If it’s cold for you, it’s cold for your pets! Bring pets indoors or make sure they have a warm shelter with unfrozen water.

Image description: A reminder from our friends at FEMA - If it’s cold for you, it’s cold for your pets! Bring pets indoors or make sure they have a warm shelter with unfrozen water.