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The safest thing to do is stay home. If you really don’t have to go out, don’t. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can. Don’t tempt fate: If you don’t have somewhere you have to be, watch the snow from indoors. Here are some tips: Watch weather...

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STAY OFF OF THE ICE! 🧊 🚫
The lakes, ponds, and rivers, throughout Channahon and Minooka, sometimes freeze during winter months. Residents may be eager to start skating, playing hockey, ice fishing, and enjoying other winter activities. However, frozen bodies of water can be dangerous. Discuss with your family that the safest thing to do is to stay away from these areas.

Here are a few steps if someone falls through the ice.
🧊 Do not go out onto the ice to try to rescue the person or a pet. Instead, REACH-THROW-GO:
🧊 Try to REACH the victim from shore. Extend your reach with a branch, oar, pole, or ladder to try to pull the victim to safety.
🧊 If unable to reach the victim, THROW them something to hold onto (such as a rope, jumper cables, tree branch, or life preserver).
🧊 GO for help or call 911 immediately.
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