1. HYDRATION IS KEY Inside and out, it’s important to keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water and moisturizing hands. Indoor heating, hand washing, and cold temps can dry out and crack skin leaving it vulnerable to germs.
2. COVER UP
Keep head, ears, hands and feet covered and warm as these are the first areas to respond to extreme cold.
3. PREP FOR OUTAGES Wind and rain can unexpectedly down power lines, leaving you in the dark. Keep flashlights and batteries handy. In extreme situations, Placer County has and will open warming/charging stations
for affected residents.
4. SANDBAGS ARE FREE Placer County officials are staffing multiples sites
in cities and unincorporated areas where residents can pick up sand and sandbags to prevent flooding.
5. STORE MEDS INDOORS
Pharmacists warn that extreme temperatures, anything below 58 degrees, can negatively affect the performance and efficacy of certain medications. These days, be sure you don’t leave them in a car or garage.