Winter Weather Disaster Preparedness Quiz
How prepared are you for the winter? Do you know how to react during a winter storm? Find out if you are prepared with this winter weather disaster preparedness quiz!
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When treating frostbite, you should:
Gradually warm the body by wrapping in dry blankets
Plunge the affected areas in HOT water
Give the victim a hot beverage to warm up
Rub the limbs with snow
Question 1 Explanation:
Make sure the victim has dry clothes, and wrap him/her in a blanket. The body temperature needs to rise gradually, to avoid damage. Do NOT give them hot drinks or any drink with caffeine. As a stimulant, caffeine can speed up the heart, and quicken the effect that cold has on the body.
When winter weather hits, it's important to know what the warnings mean. Which of these means a storm is near your area or is already hitting?
Winter Storm Warning
Winter Storm Outlook
Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Storm Watch
Question 2 Explanation:
A Winter Storm Warning means that life-threatening, severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours. People in a warning area should take precautions immediately.
How often should you practice your emergency evacuation plan?
Every three months
Once a year
Only during an emergency
Every six months
Question 3 Explanation:
Your emergency evacuation plan should be practiced at least four times a year so your family is familiar with the evacuation plan.
Which of these should NOT be part of your portable disaster supply kit?
Question 4 Explanation:
Candles can be a great source of light, but they are not a safe one. You should use a flashlight instead. A candle can create an additional problem.
In case of a power outage, which of these phones should be part of your emergency kit?
Internet phone access
Old-fashioned phone with a cord
Question 5 Explanation:
You can plug an old-fashioned phone with a cord into a telephone outlet and even if it is not in service you will be able to call 911. All of the other options will only last for a certain amount of time or are dependent on electricity.
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You are not ready for a winter weather disaster.
You are still not ready for a winter weather disaster but you have done some things correctly.
You are semi-prepared for a winter weather disaster.
You are almost ready for a winter weather disaster.
You are prepared for a winter weather disaster.