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Protection from Frost and Iciness

When heavy winter conditions, heavy snowfall, strong and moving winds, and freezing weather conditions occur, Frost and Frost occur, and Meteorology publishes this as a warning. In addition, the decision to drop the air temperature down to 0 ° C, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, or wet the seek type meteorological cases form ice layer on roads, streets, trees, buildings, and cables (electricity, telecommunications).

  • Local administrators and related institutions should take into account the meteorological warning.

  • Cold weather has a chilling and freezing effect on people, animals, and plants along with the wind. Be careful.

  • Plants have critical low-temperature thresholds depending on the season. These temperatures must be taken into account.

  • Frost and Frost Start: When the air temperature drops below 0 ° C

  • Strong Frost and Frost: Air temperature <= - 5 ° C - <- 10 ° C

  • Very Strong Frost and Frost: Air temperature <= - 10 ° C

Strong Iciness and Frost

  • In areas with snow and icing, living conditions become difficult and economic activities are negatively affected.

  • Driving and walking are quite difficult.

  • The risk of accidents increases.

  • Damage may occur to electricity and telephone lines.

  • Transportation on the roads may become impossible. Disruptions to air and train services can be seen.

  • Depending on the duration of the frost, water networks and rivers may freeze.


While Going Out

  • Do not forget to learn the weather forecast, constantly watch the weather bulletins and news.

  • Choose clothes that will keep the body warm. Take care not to stay in open areas for a long time.

  • Be careful against the risk of slipping.

  • Stay away from dangling electrical wires and do not touch them.

  • If the temperature is -10 degrees and below, do not go outside, do not travel.

While Car Driving

  • Make sure you have the necessary equipment in your vehicle. (Use snow tires, keep chains, tow rope, etc.) Make sure you have the necessary equipment in your vehicle. (Use snow tires, keep chains, tow rope, etc.)

  • Review your plans for your trip, you can make an alternative plan.

  • If you are traveling, you should contact Regional Traffic to get information about the status of roads and traffic.

  • Tell your family and relatives about your place and where you are going.

  • If you are in traffic, especially if you are driving large vehicles, you should wait in a safe place.

  • Always obey traffic restrictions.

Attention! Black Ice

Meteorological cases in the form of freezing rain, freezing drizzle or wet the seek and the roads cleared after a snowstorm appear wet if in reality the road is covered with a thin layer of ice called "black ice". Black ice is a transparent but very wet layer of ice that is not always visible. Oh, don't hit the gas because the roads are cleared! Especially bridges and ramps are black ice traps.

The precautions you can take in your environment for your safety

  • You can salt your sidewalks in front of your house to avoid frost.

  • Check whether the sewer is closed.

  • Note the icicles hanging from the roofs.

  • Stay away from dangling electrical wires.

  • Protect your pipes against freezing.

  • Check if you have a backup lighting system against power cuts.

  • Do you have the necessary drinking water stocks against water cuts?

  • If you have a drug or machine-dependent treatment process, check the supply of medicines and whether the devices you use are working, or take action by informing the authorities.

Extreme Cold and Frost Event

General freezing and partial freezing should be considered regardless of the extremely cold weather conditions. It should be remembered that cold air, together with the wind, can cause frostbite in the ears, nose tips, fingers, or toes of people called the Cold Bite. There is a risk of freezing and partial freezing for people who have to stay out. It gives harmful results for agricultural activities and plants, especially in the Spring and Autumn seasons.


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