Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service North Platte NE
1125 AM CST Thu Nov 10 2016 /1025 AM MST Thu Nov 10 2016/


The National Weather Service along with the Nebraska Emergency
Management Agency and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency
Management Division have declared Thursday, November 10th as
Winter Weather Awareness Day in Nebraska and Iowa.

Thursday: Winter Survival Kit

During the winter in the home, you should have available extra
food, water, medicine, baby items, and first aid supplies. High
energy food that requires no cooking or refrigeration is best.

Make sure cell phones are charged. Have battery powered radio
or television, flashlights, lanterns, and extra batteries.

Make sure there is an adequate supply of heating fuel and have an
emergency heating source such as a fireplace, wood stove, or
space heater. Have fire extinguishers and smoke detectors and keep
them in working order. Fire departments may have trouble
responding during and after a winter storm.

Your vehicles should also be prepared for winter storm conditions.
Fully winterize and check your vehicle including the battery,
heating system, and belts. Keep the gas tank as full as possible.

Have a winter storm survival kit in vehicles including blankets,
shovel, high calorie non perishable food, flashlight with extra
batteries, first aid kit, knife, towels, sand, tow rope,
windshield brush and scraper, and booster cables. Have a means
of two way communication such as a cell phone.

Check the latest forecasts and road conditions before you start
your travel. Use good judgment in determining whether to start or
continue your trip. Avoid travel if at all possible during severe
winter weather. Remember, no trip is a "must" trip. No family
gathering, job, or appointment is worth your life.

The winter weather awareness day packet can be found at: (ALL LOWERCASE-ONLY THE first "X" AND last "Z
and K" are capitalized).

For more information contact:
Kelly Allen WCM
National Weather Service North Platte NE

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