Mississippi State Department of Health

Winter Weather Safety Tips from the Mississippi State Department of Health
January 28, 2019


JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds all Mississippi residents to take proper precautions as winter weather moves across the state tonight and tomorrow.

If the power goes out unexpectedly, there are several food and water safety tips to follow to ensure what you eat and drink is safe for consumption:

Also, cold weather brings people indoors seeking warmth. Any heater that burns fuel, such as your furnace, generator, gas water heater or a portable butane or gas heater, produces carbon monoxide that can leak into the air. Mild exposure to carbon monoxide can cause nausea, dizziness or headaches. Severe poisoning can result in brain or heart damage, or even death.

To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, take the following precautions:

For more information on winter weather safety, visit the MSDH website at HealthyMS.com/winter.

Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667
Note to media: After hours or during emergencies, call 601-576-7400.

Links referenced
HealthyMS.com/winter    http://HealthyMS.com/winter

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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