Cold weather response plan released ahead of dropping temperatures

Published on Thursday, 7 December 2017 17:57 - Written by Staff reports

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Temperatures are dropping as a cold front moves in, and local emergency planning professionals have released a document to help residents be prepared.

The final version of the 2017 Cold Weather Response Plan is available online. The 17-page plan is designed to serve as a guide and to provide useful information to the public, according to a news release. It includes tips on avoiding exposure to the cold, as well as recognizing the signs and symptoms of cold weather-related emergencies. Resources that are available to the public during the winter months, including sheltering locations, also are highlighted.

The plan was created through a collaboration of health professionals, fire departments and the county’s emergency management team.

The plan is available on the Tyler Fire Department’s website at www.tylerfiredept.com .