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Winter Weather Coming. Be Prepared.

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Winter Weather Coming. Be Prepared.

With extreme winter weather in the immediate forecast, being prepared is the best way to keep you and your family healthy and safe.


  • Gather enough food, water and medical supplies to last at least three days.
  • Have a 7-10-day supply of prescription medications on-hand.
  • Be prepared for power outages with emergency light, alternative heat and backup power sources. Use battery-powered flashlights or lanterns rather than candles. Use generators and other appliances safely. Make sure battery operated cell phone chargers are charged.
  • Protect your pets, livestock and other property.
  • Eat well-balanced meals, and avoid alcoholic or caffeinated drinks.
  • Stay indoors during extreme cold weather. Make trips outside as brief as possible.
  • Wrap any exposed water pipes.


  • Check the forecast and road conditions ( Adjust your schedule, if necessary.
  • Fill up your vehicle with at least a half a tank of gas.
  • Dress for the outdoors even if you don't think you'll be out much.
  • Prepare a car survival kit in case you become stranded.


  • Layer with loose fitting, lightweight clothing.
  • Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellant.
  • Wear a hat to prevent body heat loss from the top of your head.
  • Wear gloves or mittens and rubber soled shoes.