LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) November 19, 2014
With heavy snowfall pummeling the Great Lakes region this week, Amica Insurance is sharing survival tips to keep in mind if stranded during a winter storm.
If possible, try to ride out the storm at home, as hypothermia and frostbite can lead to the loss of fingers and toes, permanent damage to the kidneys, liver and pancreas, and even death. But if you must go out and become stranded, Amica is offering advice from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help stay safe:
- Always stay in the vehicle. You will become disoriented quickly in wind-driven snow and cold temperatures.
- Run the engine for about 10 minutes every hour to provide heat. However, be sure to slightly open a window to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Turn on the dome light at night when running the engine.
- After the snow stops, open the hood of the vehicle to indicate that assistance is needed.
- Tie a colored cloth – preferably red – to the door or antenna.
- Be sure to move arms, legs, fingers and toes to keep blood circulating.
About Amica Insurance
Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,300 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit Amica.com.
CONTACT: Vince Burks, Corporate Communications, 50 Amica Way, Lincoln, RI 02865-1155, 800-652-6422, ext. 24563
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