!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b8d0a1b286970c-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b8d0a1b286970c-320wi|alt=Winter snowstorm|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Winter snowstorm|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b8d0a1b286970c img-responsive!The month of November featured frequent periods of early-season arctic air and snow, which set records in many sections of the United States. Des Moines, Iowa, for instance, had ten straight days of subfreezing temperatures. Macon, Georgia, had its earliest teens on record–17 degrees–on November 19. Buffalo, New York, recorded seven feet of snow in some areas.
!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c717a6bb970b-120wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c717a6bb970b-120wi|alt=SPARKY GET READY COVER SHOT|style=margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;|title=SPARKY GET READY COVER SHOT|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c717a6bb970b img-responsive!If history is any indication, the severe weather we’ve already had is likely a harbinger of what’s to come. NFPA’s community tool kit, Get Ready! Preparing Your Community for a Disaster, can help firefighters and first responders prepare cities and towns for harsh conditions and hazards.
The tool kit includes a presenter’s guide, PowerPoint presentation, and fact sheets on a number of topics, including, home fires, floods, and winter storms. Materials are available in English and Spanish.
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