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Winter Weather Tips –

From the Office of Emergency Management and the City of Orange Fire Department:

City officials would like to remind citizens that winter storms have the capability to bring cold temperatures, power failures, and icy roads.  Please view the following tips to keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe:

  • Insulate exterior pipes that run along outer walls to prevent freezing
  • Know how to shut off water valves in the event a pipe bursts
  • Provide adequate shelter to keep pets warm and ensure they have access to unfrozen water and food
  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove, or charcoal burning device inside or in any partially enclosed area
  • Never use a gas stove/oven for a heating source – this could cause carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Keep space heaters AT LEAST 3 feet from all objects
  • Have a flashlight and blankets in place in the event of power failures

City officials recommend citizens gather any needed supplies early in the day, as road conditions are expected to worsen as the day progresses.