At this time of year, it is essential to think about being prepared for snow and other sorts of winter weather. The Door County Emergency Management Department urges all people to have a plan, an emergency kit and stay informed when poor weather conditions are forecasted. The department emphasizes always being prepared for bad weather and encourages you to know where your loved ones are and how to contact them. Emergency management and communications director Dan Kane, lists what you can do to be safe when poor winter weather conditions occur.
Kane describes that this is also the time of year to make sure that things are working around your house. With this, he urges you to check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are working correctly. Kane also recommends that you get your furnace inspected to make sure that it can keep you warm during the winter months. In addition, he suggests that you should make sure you are practicing safe procedures with your generator, whether that be making sure it is far enough away from your house or making sure it is functioning correctly. One of the ways that you can stay safe in Door County is by utilizing the Code Red app that will alert you when there is any trouble in the area, including weather conditions, missing person reports, or high water levels. More information on how to be prepared for poor weather conditions can be found on the Door County Emergency Management website.