Everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. Most fatalities are indirectly related to the storm.
People die from traffic accidents on icy roads, heart attacks while shoveling snow, and hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold and unsafe residential conditions.
Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan tells the public to be prepared for winter weather. Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio and /television to stay informed about winter-storm watches, warnings and advisories.