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 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 Weather Advisory
Winter Storm Outlook
Winter Storm Watch
Winter Storm Warning
Question 1 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.
Which of these should NOT be part of your portable disaster supply kit?
Question 2 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 3 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.
How often should you practice your emergency evacuation plan?
Once a year
Every six months
Every three months
Only during an emergency
Question 4 Explanation:
Your emergency evacuation plan should be practiced at least four times a year so your family is familiar with the evacuation plan.
When treating frostbite, you should:
Plunge the affected areas in HOT water
Gradually warm the body by wrapping in dry blankets
Rub the limbs with snow
Give the victim a hot beverage to warm up
Question 5 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.
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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.