Each year, the Governor of Michigan declares a week in November as Winter Weather Awareness Week. During this week, we join the Michigan State Police Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division and the National Weather Service to encourage all Michiganders to learn more about winter safety and the importance of winter weather preparedness. This years Winter Weather Awareness Week is November 8-14, 2020.
Be Prepared for Winter Weather
With the arrival of winter weather, Eaton County Emergency Management (ECEM) is encouraging all Michiganders to make winter emergency preparedness a priority.
Severe winter weather poses health and safety concerns with extremely cold temperatures, freezing pipes, potential propane shortages and power outages. With a little planning and preparing, Michiganders can be ready before the next winter incident occurs. A prepared Michigan is a resilient Michigan.
What Should I Do?
Emergency preparedness is the starting point for all Michiganders. Regardless of the potential threat or hazard, everyone must be prepared for any emergency by making a plan and creating an emergency preparedness kit. An emergency or disaster can happen at any time, to anyone. By planning ahead and creating a kit, Michiganders will be better prepared for tomorrow.
Information on this page is designed to give an overview about what to do before, during and after a winter hazard emergency or disaster. If there is a life-threating situation, immediately call 9-1-1. For information about human services available during an emergency or disaster, call 2-1-1.