Extremely cold temperatures often accompany a winter storm, and you may need to cope with power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help keep you safe, you may also face some indoor hazards. Taking preventive action is your best defense against dealing with extreme cold-weather conditions. Many homes will be too cold either due to a power failure or because the heating system is not adequate for the weather. OCES’ Emergency Funds program helps meet the needs of at-risk low income older adults and individuals with disabilities who are in a crisis or emergency situation that threatens their health and/or living situation. The program provides heat in the winter, food, and life sustaining medications. A donation through our #GivingTuesday campaign will help heat a home, or purchase food, or medicine, or provide emergency assistance when someone faces an unexpected challenge. For more information on how to donate, click here https://www.ocesma.org/donations/ The links below provide information on winter and storm preparation.