How to Stay Safe in an Ice Storm. Freezing rain can wreak havoc for days. Make sure your loved ones are protected. You will need A home survival kit A car survival
kit A full gas tank Defensive driving skills and fire safety. Step 1. Prepare a storm survival kit that includes
flashlights and extra batteries; a battery-powered radio; water; foods that require no cooking
or refrigeration; a manual can opener; first aid supplies; and a battery-operated cell
phone charger. Step 2. Prepare a survival kit for your car that includes
all the items in step one, plus flares, blankets, warm clothes, sand or kitty litter, a small
can and waterproof matches for melting snow, and a shovel. If your car becomes stuck, tie a bright cloth
to your antenna so rescuers can see you. Step 3. Keep your gas tank filled to avoid ice buildup
in the tank and fuel lines. Step 4. Don’t drive. If you must get in the car, go slowly and
keep your distance from others. SUVs with four-wheel drive might drive well
on ice, but they cannot stop better than any other car. Make sure someone knows your travel timetable
and the route you’re planning to take. Step 5. If you get stranded in your car, stay put. Run the motor 10 minutes every hour; if it’s
dark out, turn on the interior lights as the engine runs so rescuers can spot you. Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning by keeping
the windows open a crack and making sure the exhaust pipe is clear. Move your limbs occasionally to keep your
blood circulating. Step 6. If you are outside, walk slowly, taking short
steps. Stay away from utility poles and downed power
lines, and avoid walking under trees; ice can cause branches to break off. Be especially cautious around cars; ice may
prevent them from coming to a stop at intersections. Step 7. Beware of common fire hazards: Don’t use
an outdoor grill inside, and if you’re using space heaters, keep them away from anything
flammable. Never leave a candle unattended. Place fireplace ashes in outdoor covered metal
cans. Step 8. Check on your neighbors, especially elderly
ones. They are the most vulnerable during power
outages. Did you know Seventy percent of winter storm-related
deaths involve a car.

How to Stay Safe in an Ice Storm
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63 thoughts on “How to Stay Safe in an Ice Storm

  • March 25, 2009 at 1:45 pm
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    i was one, i was crying, i thought i was going to die, but i survied! im glad im alive.

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  • March 25, 2009 at 5:31 pm
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    AHAHAHA unless ur gunna move into the artic i dont think you'll ever have to worry about ice storms

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  • March 25, 2009 at 7:07 pm
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    what foods where those?

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  • March 25, 2009 at 7:34 pm
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    uhm we are in spring?

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  • March 25, 2009 at 8:03 pm
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    you couldn't have made this video around december 11th when we had that giant one up here in MA. :/

    you should add a generator to that list. and to buy one in advance. after the ice storm when 1.2 million people don't have heat, water and electricity for weeks, they will resort to buying one from the sketches who sell them on the side of the highway for $1200.

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  • March 25, 2009 at 8:56 pm
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    This would of been nice back in December with the ice storm in Massachusetts. Now, its too late for that.

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  • March 25, 2009 at 9:03 pm
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    A little late, eh?

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  • March 25, 2009 at 10:32 pm
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    phew. just what i needed in spring.

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  • March 25, 2009 at 10:36 pm
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    wtf snow angels ice storms in spring?…0_o

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  • March 26, 2009 at 1:35 am
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    I would totally expect a snow storm in the middle of march. -.-

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  • March 26, 2009 at 2:06 am
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    expect more water then snow 😛

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  • March 26, 2009 at 3:37 am
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    30 C is pretty warm

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  • March 26, 2009 at 5:31 am
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    shi,i lve in canada and that hapens all the time and nothing bad happens like they say

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  • March 26, 2009 at 5:34 am
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    Never look up at a gutter full of hanging icicles. Ouch.

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  • March 26, 2009 at 12:53 pm
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    a little late at the end of march.

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  • March 26, 2009 at 9:36 pm
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    coming? it is spring :3

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  • March 26, 2009 at 10:06 pm
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    i think this was posted a tad late 🙂

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  • March 26, 2009 at 11:59 pm
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    "Food that requires no cooking…"

    There was canned food that would need a microwave xD

    unless you won't cold ravioli in an ice storm.

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  • March 29, 2009 at 10:32 pm
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    if i check on my old niebour he will start yelling" i was in world war 2 no stupid cold water will hurt me" and then he slams the door at my face

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  • April 3, 2009 at 12:55 am
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    haha, what would cops say about shovel ? :))

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  • July 1, 2010 at 11:46 pm
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    @OfficialCarmenGort lol thats really funny

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  • July 1, 2010 at 11:48 pm
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    or just get a flame thower and burn everything in your way

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  • July 24, 2010 at 2:06 am
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    @MyPinky2003 ?

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  • August 3, 2010 at 10:31 pm
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    @CaptainCrunch605 HOLY CRAP MAN!!! thts the best idea ever!!!!

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  • November 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm
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    What does "safe" mean?

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  • November 8, 2010 at 1:47 am
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    Im Canadian,I go through this every year:D

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  • November 22, 2010 at 2:41 am
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    @brutaka359 You get it before the ice storm happens..

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  • November 30, 2010 at 1:38 am
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    lol in California they get two inches of snow and are like "HIDE YO KIDS! HIDE YO WIFE! IT'S A SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE!!!!" colorado we get 6-10 feet like "eh mother nature is weak…"

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  • December 24, 2010 at 11:04 pm
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    @beatricexox im santa i go through this every day 🙂

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  • January 6, 2011 at 4:05 am
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    @Marriland218 no it doesnt need to be cooked, it just is cold when u eat it >_>

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  • April 28, 2011 at 11:22 am
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    How to stay safe in an Ice Storm
    Step 1: Go Inside
    DONE!

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  • May 16, 2011 at 4:40 am
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    you'll need a warm clothing,thermo clothes,snow plow car. optional:get chuck norris,and fire the snow to melt

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  • June 27, 2011 at 1:45 am
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    It's late June, and I live in West Texas, why am i watching this?

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  • July 7, 2011 at 11:27 am
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    what if no one in your family can drive? so now what?

    p.s. cool, SUV's with four-wheel drive can drive better on snow.

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  • July 10, 2011 at 2:51 am
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    Oh haha! Ordinary rain storm has out of nowhere wind and KABOOM! there's your ice storm. Altough this happen in Louisiana in springish!

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  • July 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm
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    Defensive driving skills??? Uh-huh…

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  • October 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm
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    Im just watching this cause im dont know to do.
    And i live in the southeast so this cant real happen

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  • October 27, 2011 at 3:10 am
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    @OfficialCarmenGort It may be in the Southern Hemisphere, but up here, we are freezing.

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  • March 13, 2012 at 4:49 am
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    Step1:GET ur ass in ur goddamn house step2: done

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  • September 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm
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    I worry about my neighbors a lot during cold storms. We did have snow a long time ago.

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  • November 5, 2012 at 3:09 am
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    Mikey Carver really should have watched this video before he went out into the ice storm.
    * You'll only understand if you've seen "The Ice Storm" by Ang Lee

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  • November 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm
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    in finland we go to school during ice storms and get to stay inside during recess only if its colder that -22 F (-30C)

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  • December 11, 2012 at 11:12 pm
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    Did you know:
    100% of car accidents involve cars

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  • July 6, 2014 at 4:07 pm
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    Alternate Solution: Stay at Home. 😛

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  • December 24, 2014 at 4:09 am
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    This isn't easy for everyone. Safety first!

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  • April 1, 2015 at 2:33 am
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    Step 1 move to Florida
    Step 2 that's it.

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  • January 22, 2016 at 8:15 pm
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    today VA gets 2ft of snow! worst part is that I live in VA

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  • January 23, 2016 at 2:21 am
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    I live in long island tomorrow there is going to be a blizzard

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  • March 11, 2016 at 5:21 pm
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    There's a photoshopped car in the backround

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  • September 11, 2016 at 2:07 am
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    What about if u have cats?

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  • January 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm
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    DID YOU NOW 100% OF CAR ACCIDENTS INVOLVE CARSLike if you didnt now

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  • January 22, 2017 at 9:33 pm
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    aaaww 😔 No warning

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  • July 18, 2017 at 5:07 pm
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    Anybody know the song in the background?

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  • July 19, 2017 at 1:35 pm
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    Why not go to arizona in winter?

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  • December 11, 2017 at 3:19 am
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    DO NOT roll the dam windows down! Instead, put the car's ventilation system on recirculate to keep CO out and the Warm in!😉

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  • December 12, 2017 at 3:01 pm
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    Wait ice storm, snow storm? Isn’t it the same thing!? Also there is a enormous hail storm going on currently oh shoot the window just broke

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  • December 28, 2017 at 2:49 am
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    Roses are red, Violets are blue, Im a child, There was a Thursday Ice warning in Piedmont, California and I was out in oakland california.

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  • January 30, 2018 at 1:31 pm
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    1:50 was really funny

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  • March 2, 2018 at 5:26 pm
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    I'm only here because of the UK weather. The snowstorm nicknamed Emma apparently is going to be a double snowstorm.

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  • March 29, 2018 at 12:08 pm
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    Dude It's March And Its Not Winter

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  • March 30, 2018 at 10:17 pm
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    Ĺ

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  • May 11, 2018 at 12:03 am
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    Why am I watching this. I live in Texas.

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