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Weather Auto Safety Tips

Winter weather in the southeast United States can bring a myriad of troubles for drivers. Hazards, such as ice on roadways, snow, freezing rain or even dense fog, can complicate your travel. Follow these safety tips from the staff of UTC Emergency Services. Know the weather forecast by checking the National Weather Service at gov/mrx/ Have your vehicle inspected for battery life (cold cranking amps), brakes, tire treads, antifreeze,

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Winter Storm Safety Tips

Should an inclement weather closure, UTC Emergency Services has plans to react appropriately based on the severity of the winter storm, but there are several simple measures students and faculty can do to prepare for such an occurrence…

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Get Your Winter On!

Walking in a winter wonderland may sound perfect, but having an outdoor adventure without the proper winter gear might prove to be hazardous to your health. Don your best gear, whether it has snowed or not, and protect yourself from the cold weather blues. The Head – We have all heard various statistics about how much warmth you lose through your head, but we still find ourselves wearing hats that

Are You Ready for a Winter Wonderland?

Cold weather is heading our way, and if you’re like me, you can’t wait for snow days and hot cocoa. Unfortunately, winter also brings the chance of icy roads, frostbite and power outages. Don’t let winter catch you off guard. Get ready! Here are a few tips and links to help you be ready for the approaching season. Dress Warmly It may not be glamorous, but dressing warmly is

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Preventing and Recognizing Frostbite

Here’s what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has to say about frostbite. Frostbite is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and color in affected areas. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body, and severe cases can lead to amputation. The risk of frostbite is increased in