North Dakota Winter Weather Awareness Week October 27-31, 2014

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Lessons Learned: The Blizzard of March 11th-12th, 2011
As you can see in the North Dakota Department of Transportation Travel Information Map from the evening of March 11th, 2011, travel was nearly impossible across the state. While Blizzard Warnings were in effect hours before conditions deteriorated, nearly 800 motorists became stranded on Interstates and State Highways. Nearly 800 people found themselves in a potentially life threatening situation, facing up to 12 hours stranded in the middle of a blizzard. The conditions were too severe for emergency responders to provide assistance to the flood of 911 calls. What steps could you take to ensure your safety in such a situation, and more importantly, how could you prevent it?
Your safety this winter is a combined effort between multiple agencies from the federal to the local level. This effort is to increase your awareness, preparedness and safety this winter. Each agency plays a unique role from issuing weather watches and warnings, to rescuing stranded travelers to ensuring that you stay healthy this winter. From hunting to traveling, holiday celebrations to outdoor fun, please take this time to get ready for another North Dakota winter. Together we can build a Weather Ready Nation.


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