Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
900 AM CST Sun Nov 13 2016

...This is Winter Weather Preparedness Week...

This week, November 13th through November 19th, is Winter Weather
Preparedness week in Illinois and Indiana.

Are you winter weather ready? Take time to prepare yourself and your
family for the coming winter months. Throughout this week, helpful
information will be available from federal, state, and local
agencies, disaster relief organizations, and public safety groups.

Make sure you have plenty of non-perishable food, drinking water, a
battery powered weather radio and portable AM/FM radio, flashlights,
medication and a first aid kit. Also, have a plan for warmth and
safety in case you lose power and heat. Create a kit for each
vehicle you have with many of the same items but include extra
clothing, blankets, a tow rope, jumper cables, sand or cat litter,
and basic tools.

The Chicago National Weather Service office will issue daily Public
Information Statements that will contain the following information:

Monday:  Winter Hazards
Tuesday:  Outdoor Safety
Wednesday:  Winter Preparedness
Thursday:  Winter Fire Safety
Friday:  Winter Weather Travel Safety
Saturday:  Winter Weather Reporting

Winter weather information will be on NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts,
National Weather Service websites, and National Weather Service
Facebook and Twitter pages.

For more information contact your local emergency management agency
or visit www.ready.illinois.gov OR www.in.gov/dhs.

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