Blizzards come in on a wave of cold Arctic air, bringing snow, bitter cold, high winds and poor visibility.

On average, the storms and cold of winter kill more than 100 people every year which is more than the total number of people killed by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, lightning, and extreme heat.

What to do in a blizzard:

– When a blizzard is forecast, stay tuned for updates.

– String a lifeline between your house and any outbuildings you may have to go to during the storm.

– If on a farm with livestock, bring the animals into the barn. Give them plenty of water and food.

– When a blizzard hits, stay indoors.

– If you must go outside, dress for the weather. Outer clothing should be tightly woven and water-repellent. Wear mitts and a hat, as most body heat is lost through the head.