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It’s time to get prepared for a new season.
Get your Car prepared
Seventy percent of all fatalities related to ice and snow occur in automobiles, and about 25 percent of all winter-related fatalities are people caught off guard. However, there are many ways to avoid winter weather related accidents. You can start by following these easy steps:
1. Be sure to schedule a tune-up for your vehicle to ensure everything is working correctly.
Get your Home prepared
In the event of an emergency, you should make sure you and your family can live indoors for at least three days. This means making sure water and food is easily accessible, and edible, even if the electricity goes out. Also, make sure your home is well insulated, and that you have weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the warm air inside, and the cold air out. Keep an emergency supply kit in your home with contents similar to the emergency supply kit in your car.
Stay informed by listening to NOAA Weather winter weather watches and warnings (Learn more at www.weather.gov/nwr/). Be sure you know what all related weather terms mean:
Find more information in the “Prepare” section of RedDirtReady.com.
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