The National Weather Service and the Emergency Management Agencies in Iowa & Nebraska have declared November 7th as Winter Weather Awareness Day. We would like to remind everyone that now is the time to start preparing themeselves, their families, vehicles, and homes for the onset of adverse winter weather. It is only a matter of time before 'Ole man winter returns to the area.
Why talk about Winter Weather?
It is very important to be prepared for adverse winter weather. Everyone should create a plan for what you and your family will do in case of a storm. Having your car fully checked and winterized, along with having a survival kit in your vehicle. Remember, it is ultimately up to you to make the preparedness decisons based upon the information you hear from the National Weather Service. It's decision that could save your life.
For more information on winter weather safety, please consult the following web sites:
If you would like more information concerning winter weather safety, contact your local County Emergency Manager or your local National Weather Service. If you would like to schedule an interview discussing winter weather preparedness, please contact Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Todd Heitkamp by sending an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (605) 330-4247.