Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
445 AM CDT SAT MAY 9 2015

...SAFETY RULES FOR HEAVY SNOW...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTH DAKOTA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF SIX INCHES OR
MORE ARE FORECAST FOR THE WARNED AREA.

ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW CAN COLLAPSE THE ROOFS OF BUILDINGS AND BRING
DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES. IN RURAL AREAS...HOMES AND FARMS MAY BE
ISOLATED FOR DAYS...AND UNPROTECTED LIVESTOCK MAY BE LOST.

AVOID OVEREXERTION...SUCH AS SHOVELING HEAVY SNOW...PUSHING A
CAR...OR WALKING IN DEEP SNOW. THE STRAIN FROM THE COLD AND THE HARD
LABOR MAY CAUSE A HEART ATTACK. OVEREXPOSURE COULD LEAD TO
HYPOTHERMIA.

IF YOU MUST DRIVE...ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.
REMEMBER THAT ROADS COULD BE BLOCKED IN RURAL AREAS.

IF YOU BECOME TRAPPED IN YOUR CAR...STAY PUT AND MAKE YOURSELF
VISIBLE TO RESCUERS. EXERCISE FROM TIME TO TIME BY VIGOROUSLY MOVING
ARMS...LEGS...FINGERS...AND TOES TO KEEP BLOOD CIRCULATING AND TO
KEEP WARM. DO NOT EAT SNOW! IT WILL LOWER YOUR BODY TEMPERATURE. MELT
THE SNOW FIRST.

MONITOR THE LATEST WEATHER REPORTS...IF POSSIBLE...AND WAIT
PATIENTLY FOR THE STORM TO SUBSIDE.

$$

JNS



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