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Winter Resources for Outdoors

Winter can be a dangerous time. This page compiles resources from Oklahoma State University experts about keeping your family safe and healthy during this season.


Get your vehicle ready before winter storms

When the weather forecast starts with “baby, it’s cold outside,” Oklahomans need to get prepared for winter weather.




Knowing your winter weather terms part of bracing for the cold season

As you shake, shiver, slip and slide through the winter months, reduce your exposure to cold-weather hazards by learning common weather terms and preparing ahead of possible storms or other emergencies.



Preventing outdoor falls in the winter

Slips and falls can happen so fast, especially outside in snowy or icy conditions. Of course, there are no guarantees against the occasional accident, but taking a few simple precautions could cut the chances of taking a tumble while outdoors this winter.




Staying safe when cleaning up after snow and ice

Snow and ice are heavy. For proof, just look around at the downed trees and branches littered throughout the landscape.




Assessing, deciding and managing storm-damaged trees

Certain trees can be a beautiful part of a homeowner’s landscape, but with snow, ice and heavy winds, these very same trees can become an eyesore and a safety hazard.


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