The National Weather Service and the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management have declared October 23rd as Winter Weather Preparedness Day in South Dakota. 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. As we saw and experienced in western South Dakota recently, the impact of winter storms on an area can be immense and overwhelming. It's only a matter of time before 'Ole man winter hits the rest of the State.
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 are a few important things to take care of before the snow begins. 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 a decision that could save your life.
For more information on winter weather safety, please consult the following web sites:
Be Ready South Dakota Page
Also, remember you can follow the National Weather Service office in Sioux Falls on Facebook. Click on the link to go directly to our NWS Sioux Falls Facebook page!
Attention media: If you would like to schedule an interview concerning Winter Weather Preparedness, please contact Todd Heitkamp at (605) 330-4247 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.