Councilmember Hucker Urges Residents to Take it Easy While Shoveling Snow
Councilmember Tom Hucker posted an update on Twitter urging residents to use caution while shoveling snow.
Tragically 2 people in our region died earlier today while shoveling snow. Please take your time, stay safe & help your neighbors #Snowzilla
— Tom Hucker (@tomhucker) January 23, 2016
The Montgomery County Fire Department has a few snow shoveling tips.
1. Warm up before any physical activity
2. Keep up with the storm
3. Push don’t lift
4. Dress in layers
5. Wear good boots
6. Stay hydrated
Limit shoveling to only a few minutes at a time, shovel smaller amounts and take frequent breaks. Listen to your body and STOP if you feel pain or experience any warning signs of a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack may include dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting, nausea as well as shoulder, neck and arm pain.
Call 911 immediately if you believe you are having a medical emergency. If using a snow blower, keep hands and feet away from the motor and moving parts.
— MontgomeryCo(MD)Fire (@mcfrs) January 23, 2016
On Saturday morning, a Prince George’s County resident died while shoveling snow.
Just moments after re-issuing our warning about dangers of shoveling snow & heart attacks a Ft Washington resident shoveling snow has died.
— Mark Brady (@PGFDPIO) January 23, 2016
For more snow shoveling tips you can visit the Montgomery County Fire Department’s website.