Just a few points to remember during this cold. Feel free to add anything I forget, I'm still not up to full speed after this past week.
Please be sure to check on your neighbors during this cold stretch. Especially the elderly and disabled, a quick knock on the door to make sure they are OK can mean a lot, as well as potentially avert a weather tragedy.
If you live in a home that may be older and not insulated to newer building codes, open the doors under your kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow your heat to flow more freely to avoid freezing. Know where your main water shut off is located to be able to shut your water off quickly in case a pipe should freeze and break.
Don't forget the pets in this extreme cold, be sure to provide them proper shelter as well as plenty of fresh drinking water. Water freezes solid very quickly in these temperatures. If you see a pet in hazardous conditions or being abused , promptly call Animal Control at the Hartford Police Department at 860-757-4000
Do not bring anything inside your home to generate additional heat. No charcoal or gas grills or any unvented heater . Any heater should be UL listed for the use you are using it for. Electric heaters should have automatic shutoffs to avoid fire if they are accidentally knocked over.
Carbon monoxide kills and you don't normally notice it until it is too late. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas, If you suspect furnace problems or possible CO poisoning, get everyone outside to fresh air and call 911, the Hartford Fire Department can check and meter for the presence of CO gas.
Do not leave your car warming unattended in your driveway, it might not be there when you go out .
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