Dear All,

As temperatures vary from day to day and our winter months begin, I thought this was a great article to share from the Department of Natural Resources about ice.  Many of us have retention ponds or other bodies of water in our neighborhoods or have creeks or streams close to our homes.  Please make sure you go over safety rules about ice with children.  Make sure they completely understand to never go out on ice without an adult present and having that ice first checked out carefully to make sure it is solid.  Staying off ice would mean to retrieve a ball or other object as well as play on ice.  Also, watch pets if you are outside with them that they don’t get on ice either.  Don’t go after a pet that falls through – call 911.  Falling through the ice can be very dangerous – the water temperature, sliding under a hole in the ice, not being able to climb out, the weight of wet, heavy clothes all are factors.  We don’t want anything to happen to anyone because they did not pay attention and practice ice safety.

Please share this article with others and lets have a safe time when out doors this winter.


Janice McHenry

City-County Councillor District 6     

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