If you’ve got to warm the house, don’t use an oven, stove or anything with any accelerants. Turn the space heater off when you leave a room and keep pets away from them.
Check on your relatives and neighbors. Call them, even making up a reason, to be sure they’re OK.
You can find more tips under the “Get Prepared” section of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security website at www.in.gov/dhs.
Don’t worry, we’ll all be able to get out in that sun, sometime.
So far, the residents of Madison County can briefly take the blankets off and pat themselves on the back for a good job of preparation.
In summary Madison County residents heeded the harsh winter warnings and most local officials are keeping us informed.