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Winter Weather

Be Prepared...Before the Storm Strikes

At home and at work...

Primary concerns are the potential loss of heat, power, telephone service, and a shortage of supplies if storm conditions continue for more than a day.

Have available:

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Battery powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable radio to receive emergency information
  • Extra food and water
  • Extra medicine and baby items
  • First aid supplies
  • Heating fuel. Fuel carriers may not be able to reach you for several days
  • Emergency heating source, such as a fireplace, wood stove, space heater, etc. Be sure to properly ventilate alternate heat sources
  • Fire extinguisher and smoke detector.

In cars and trucks...

  • Plan your travel and check the latest weather reports to avoid the storm!
  • Fully check and winterize your vehicle before the winter season begins
  • Keep your gas tank near full to avoid ice in the gas tank and fuel lines
  • Try not to travel alone
  • Let someone know your timetable and primary and alternative routes
  • Carry a inter-storm survival kit:
  1. Extra clothing, blankets, sleeping bags
  2. Flashlight with extra batteries
  3. First aid kit
  4. Water and non-perishable food
  5. Large can with plastic bags and tissues for sanitary purposes
  6. Sack of sand or cat litter, shovel
  7. Windshield scraper and brush
  8. Tool kit with rope and knife
  9. Booster cables
  10. Compass and road map

On the farm...

  • Move the animals to sheltered areas
  • Haul extra feed to nearby feeding areas
  • Have a water supply available. Most animal deaths in winter storms are from dehydration

See also Winter Preparedness.

Flood Water Driving Hazard

If you come upon a flooded roadway, take a detour. DO NOT attempt to drive over flooded roads...


Help Prevent Flooding in Your Neighborhood

To ensure proper rain water drainage, clear leaves and debris away from storm drains and ditches near your property.