Winter Weather Awareness Day is Wednesday
- Published on Monday, 12 November 2012 13:31
During this time, NWS and American Red Cross officials remind folks to winterize vehicles and homes, as well as service heating equipment such as furnaces and chimneys.
Also, preparation of a supply kit to have during emergencies is paramount at this time of the year. Officials say to include many of the items in a winter kit that you would include in any emergency kit - water, food, flashlight, battery-powered radio, extra batteries, first aid kit, etc. - but also include items that would keep a person warm and safe for an extended period of time. Suggestions of items include warm clothing and blankets; sand, rock salt or kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery; and ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves.
For any more tips or information, contact the National Weather Service or the American Red Cross.Read More Local News