Special Alert for Stranded Motorists
EAS Alert System Message
The following message has been transmitted through the Emergency Alert System as well as all other channels available. Please forward this info to any friends or family members that may be stranded due to today's storm:
This is a civil emergency message for anyone stranded in their vehicle who needs help due to today’s winter storm. In order to ensure authorities are aware of your location call 911, star 55, or 1-800-800-2481, once again, 911, star 55, or 1-800-800-2481. Tell the operator your location, including highway mile marker along with vehicle make and the number of people in your car. This will assist emergency personnel in finding you.
If you are stranded, it is imperative that you stay with your vehicle. Conserve fuel; use only enough to stay warm. Use hazard lights periodically. Check exhaust pipe regularly to ensure it is not blocked by snow or other debris in order to decrease the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Tie a colored cloth to your vehicle’s antennae if possible to help first responders in locating you.
If you’re on Twitter you can tweet the above information to @okem, once again that’s @okem. You can also text a family member and have them relay your location to one of the above numbers.
This message originated from the State Emergency Operations Center.