Thunderstorms can throw one of nature’s most spectacular shows, but at the same time prove to be deadly. Dangers associated with thunderstorms can include lightning, hail, heavy rain, flooding, strong winds associated with downbursts, microbursts and tornadoes.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless deadly gas. Because you cannot see, taste, or smell it, carbon monoxide can kill before you know it is there. Everyone is at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Experts believe, however, that individuals with greater oxygen requirements such as unborn babies, infants, children, senior citizens, and people with coronary or respiratory problems are at greater risk.
Cuivre River Electric Cooperative reminds area residents to be aware of the dangers of electricity while working outdoors this spring. Cuivre River Safety Coordinator Doug Bagby stresses, “Play it safe with electricity. Accidents involving power lines usually happen when someone doesn’t take the time to look up and observe the whole situation. Take time to educate younger or less experienced workers to avoid potential hazards when working.”
Submitted by the New Melle Fire Protection District
During tours this year of the various residential areas in our district while responding to calls, performing hydrant testing, etc., we have noticed a disturbing trend. We are finding more homes that lack CLEAR house number identification, as viewed from the street.