WINTER STORM REMINDERS
Akwesasne is expecting winter storm conditions over the coming week. During this type of weather, the air outside can get very cold. A winter storm happens when there is heavy rain and the temperature is low enough that the rain turns to ice or forms as sleet or snow. Winter storms can also include freezing rain and ice, moderate snowfall over a few hours, or a blizzard that lasts for several days.
Sometimes, winter storms bring strong winds, ice, sleet, and freezing rain. Winter weather can knock out heat, power, and communications. At time, this can last for days or weeks. Icy roads can also cause serious accidents.
Many winter storms bring dangerously low temperatures. Sometimes, people are injured or die from being in really cold temperatures for too long because this can lead to hypothermia or frostbite.
Should you have any questions and / or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact MCA’s Emergency Operations Center at (613) 575-5005, Carlito Alvarez @ (613) 360-6608 or Marvin MacDonald @ (613) 577-6556.
For more information on winter storms, please contact www.FEMA.gov/winterstorms