Ice, ice, maybe?
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Have you been enjoying the unseasonable warm weather this season? The DNR wants to make sure you are safe this winter season with these great tips when youâ€™re on the ice!
- Many ice drownings involve children. When your child is near the ice, you should be near your child. Our apartment homes are near water, please talk with your children about the dangers of thin ice and advise then that the safest practice is to simply stay off the ice.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages when youâ€™re on the ice. They can make you feel colder and slow down your reaction time in case of an ice emergency.
- Carry two large nails to use as ice picks to pull yourself out if you fall through thin ice.
- Never drive on the ice at night.
- Avoid pressure ridges, and areas with current if you do choose to drive on the ice.
- Drive with your windows down and doors partially open to avoid becoming trapped if your car breaks through.