Blizzard Safety Rules for Kids
Playing in the snow can be a lot of fun, but when snow falls in a blizzard, the fun can turn to danger. Know how to react when a blizzard strikes, and stay safe until it's all over.
When you go outside during a blizzard, it's very easy to become lost. Never go outside unless an adult is with you; instead, find fun things to do indoors.
Always dress warmly during a blizzard. Wear a sweater over your shirt and a coat over your sweater, plus hats, mittens and scarves to cover your head and hands.
Bright jackets and mittens can help people spot you if you become lost in a storm. Always wear colorful clothes before going outside when it is snowing.
Be Safe Near Flames
Sometimes, people will light a fire in a fireplace to stay warm during a blizzard, or light candles if the power goes out. Always let a grown-up handle fires and never poke at a fire or try to move a lit candle yourself.
Know the Supplies
Ask your parents to show you where blankets and emergency food supplies are located--and then ask them to show you how a can opener works. That way, you'll be able to stay warm and feed yourself in case your parents get stuck away from home during a blizzard.