Advice for cold snap
Published: 14 Jan 2013 09:300 comments
The charity's emergency planning and response manager in the Thames Valley, Kaye Howard, said: "With a weather warning in place across our area it is vital people get ready to deal with adverse conditions. Taking simple steps to prepare makes a massive difference and could, in extreme circumstances, help save
"Putting together an emergency kit to take with you on the move or keep at home is a great way to start - being sure to include items such as a torch, spare batteries, emergency contact details, a bottle of water and, if travelling by car, consider taking a shovel."
People should also regularly check for changing weather patterns, plan for ways to keep warm and download the British Red Cross first aid mobile phone app at www.redcross.org.uk/mobileapp