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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2015 Severe Winter Storms in the Northeast

January 26, 2015:  Severe winter weather is expected across the Northeast U.S. over the next 24-48 hours as a system moving through the Ohio Valley transitions into a major nor'easter. This weather system will produce heavy snowfall and strong winds, causing widespread blizzard conditions across the northeast.

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Connect with your State | Locate Loved Ones | Staying Safe | Food & Water Safety | Mental Health Safety Information for Responders and Clinicians

Connect with your State

Sign up for alerts from your state emergency management and public health departments, find resources from your state on social media, and find disaster declarations from your state​

Locate Loved Ones

Stay safe and take care of the immediate needs of yourself and your loved ones.

Staying Safe

Safety tips to help you handle common problems following tornadoes, including those related to power outages and cleaning up safely.

Food and Water Safety

Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

Mental Health Resources

When disaster strikes, often people react with increased anxiety, worry and anger. With support from community and family, most of us bounce back. However, some may need extra assistance to cope with unfolding events and uncertainties. If you are experiencing emotional distress due to the storm, call the National Disaster Distress Helpline. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746).

Safety Information for Responders and Clinicians

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  • This page last reviewed: January 29, 2015