Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Indianapolis, IN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
630 AM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

THIS HAS BEEN WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN INDIANA. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...WITH ITS PARTNERS IN STATE AND LOCAL
GOVERNMENT AND THE RED CROSS URGE YOU TO BE PREPARED FOR WINTER. IT
IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE PLANS AND ACT SAFELY WHEN
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OCCURS. WE ENCOURAGE ALL HOOSIERS TO BE PREPARED
AND DO OUR PART FOR A WEATHER-READY NATION.

THOUGH WE DO NOT KNOW HOW BAD THIS WINTER WILL BE...WE DO KNOW COLD
AND SOME SNOW OR FREEZING RAIN EVENTS WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR US.
BEING PREPARED AND HAVING A PLAN AND REACTING PROPERLY WILL HELP
MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF WEATHER.

REMEMBER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OUTLOOKS AND WATCHES GIVE YOU A
HEADS UP ON STORM POTENTIAL DAYS IN ADVANCE. WEATHER WARNINGS AND
ADVISORIES MEAN WEATHER THAT IS LIKELY TO CAUSE YOU PROBLEMS HAS
ALREADY BEGUN OR WILL BEGIN SOON.

SOME WINTER WEATHER RELATED DEATHS RESULT FROM EXPOSURE TO COLD SO
DRESS APPROPRIATELY. MOST WINTER WEATHER RELATED DEATHS ARE FROM AUTO
ACCIDENTS ON SLIPPERY ROADS SO DRIVE WITH MORE CAUTION WHEN ROADS ARE
BAD. OTHER DEATHS RESULT FROM FIRES DUE TO OVERLOADED ELECTRICAL
CIRCUITS SO DO NOT PLUG TOO MANY ITEMS INTO AN OUTLET. POORLY
MAINTAINED HEATING SYSTEMS ALSO LEAD TO DEATHS BY FIRE OR BY CARBON
MONOXIDE POISONING. HAVE YOUR FURNACE AND CHIMNEY CHECKED BY
PROFESSIONALS FOR PROPER OPERATION AND VENTING.

HAVE ADEQUATE SUPPLIES AVAILABLE AT HOME...AT WORK...ON THE FARM...
OR IN YOUR VEHICLE TO LAST AT LEAST THREE DAYS. HAVE ALTERNATE
SOURCES OF HEAT AND POWER AVAILABLE. HAVE MULTIPLE SOURCES OF WEATHER
INFORMATION AVAILABLE. ALWAYS CONSIDER CHANGING PLANS WHEN THE WEATHER
IS EXPECTED TO TURN BAD.

THE BEST WAY TO STAY SAFE DURING WINTER IS TO BE PREPARED...USE COMMON
SENSE AND CAUTION. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR COMMERCIAL RADIO OR
TELEVISION FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION. TAKE ACTION WHEN THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A WATCH...WARNING OR ADVISORY.

VISIT GETPREPARED.IN.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER SAFETY.

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