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Dutchess County Government Storm Recap/Update March 15th at 12pm
The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response has a number of safety reminders for residents as they dig out from the snow.
Snow Shoveling Safety
Be safe when shoveling and remember cold temperatures put an extra strain on the heart. Heavy exertion, such as shoveling snow, clearing debris or pushing a car, can increase the risk of a heart attack. To avoid problems, remember these tips:
Snow Blower Safety
The majority of snow blower injuries happen because the operator did not read the operating instructions. Please read your machine's manual and follow these tips:
Clearing Off Rooftops
With so much snow and ice, many homeowners will be clearing it off their home’s roofs. Clearing roofs is a dangerous task, always put safety first!
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