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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
900 AM CST Wed Nov 16 2016

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

Has your car, van, or pickup truck had a vehicle checkup lately? Now
is the time to make sure your automobile can survive the coming
winter weather.

Check the tires, battery and brakes, along with the heating and
defrosting system. Change the antifreeze, if needed, to protect the
engine and radiator from freezing up in the cold temperatures that
will be with us this winter.

Carry a windshield scraper, jumper cables, a small shovel, a
flashlight, a blanket and additional warm clothing, drinking water,
and high calorie non-perishable food.

Also update the emergency kits in your vehicles with a battery
powered radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit with pocket knife,
necessary medications, tow chain or rope, road salt and sand, a
distress flag and emergency flares.

More information can be found at

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