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Does watching the Sochi Olympics have you itching to get outside? Find out winter sports you can do in your area! 

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: 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.

Image description: Two moose inspect a car in the snow at Rocky Mountain National Park.
There has been epic winter weather across the country this year. Show us what you’ve been going through by sharing your photos. You can either post to our Facebook page or tweet them to us (@USAgov). We’ll select a few to share with our followers.  

Photo from the Department of Interior.

Image description: Two moose inspect a car in the snow at Rocky Mountain National Park.

There has been epic winter weather across the country this year. Show us what you’ve been going through by sharing your photos. You can either post to our Facebook page or tweet them to us (@USAgov). We’ll select a few to share with our followers.  

Photo from the Department of Interior.

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.