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Winter Safety

With slippery conditions, Waldorf is taking necessary precautions by scraping sidewalks before they turn to ice. Photo by Leah Menon

By Erisha Menon

When temperatures drop drastically below normal, staying warm and safe can be a challenge.

Anuja KC, an international student from Nepal who is experiencing her first winter is new to this climate. “It is my first time experiencing the snow and I am really enjoying but I also feel that it is quite dangerous,” said KC. “It is really slippery and really icy”.

While there is nothing we can do to stop dangerous weather from affecting us, there are some safety precautions that we should follow in order to ensure the safety and survival of this weather condition.

The weather has not only affected international students like Anuja KC but domestic students and people of the community as well.

“With this weather, it is really treacherous and it is important that when you are traveling, you have a little care package inside your car,” said Cassidy Warson, Campus Security of Waldorf University. Warson advises that before you enter your vehicle, make sure to always at least have a scraper to scrape your windshields and a shovel to dig your vehicle out.

Nobody can stop the onset of winter. However, it is best to always be prepared for whatever that may come. Prevention is definitely better than cure. It is best to follow all the safety precautions.

Each year, hundreds of people in America are injured or killed by exposure to the cold and accidents due to wintry roads. It is best to learn what to do to keep you and your loved ones safe at all times.

“Winter is great but I think safety should come first and everyone should always be thinking about safety and precautions before anything else, said KC.