Winter Weather Tools & Resources
Another cold and wet winter is expected this year. Yes, another La Nina Winter. So, here are some links to the resources and tools that matter most for the healthcare industry:
- The Seattle Department of Transportation’s new winter weather response website
- Multi-lingual public health fact sheets and flyers to share with your community: Carbon Monoxide, safe water, what to do when the power goes out, including protecting food and medicine safety, and much more.
- Ready Freddie! is a humor-filled coloring and activity book that helps elementary-school aged children and their families know what to do and how to take care of themselves during disasters that are common to Western Washington
- FLARE is a situatIon awareness software tool by the National Weather Service, designed for use on EOC displays and desktop computers. Download the tool for timely and detailed weather data displays for current conditions and satellite and radar loops. (http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/wrh/ssd/index-flare.html)
- Winter Driving Awareness Training Video: Stream this recorded webinar for tips on preparing yourself and your vehicle for winter driving. These tips for responsible driving include tire maintenance, proper breaking, getting unstuck from snow, driving around curved and steep roads, risk awareness when driving in adverse weather, and what to do when driving in specific conditions – including different types of snow and ice storms, high winds, floods, fog, and while hydroplaning. This webinar was presented by Brian Daly and Marina Zuetell, and sponsored by Seattle Auxiliary Communications Services (ACS) and Western Washington Medical Services Team for Region 6.