Winter storms can range from a normal snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow lasting for several days. Many winter storms bring dangerously low temperatures and sometimes, strong winds, ice, sleet, and freezing rain. One of the main concerns is that winter weather can knock out heat, power, and communication, sometimes for days at a time. Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can have serious effects on an entire region. Icy roadways can cause serious accidents, and sometimes people die from being in really cold temperatures for too long.
Naloxone (Narcan) can save lives during potential narcotic drug overdoses. This resource can work to reverse an overdose and provide crucial time for emergency responders to arrive and render further aid.
To learn more and order free Naloxone kits in Washington State, visit the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance website.
If you have questions or comments, please contact:
Director of Emergency Management, City of Spokane