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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
518 AM CST Thu Nov 9 2017


The National Weather Service along with the Nebraska Emergency
Management Agency and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency
Management Division have declared Thursday, November 9th 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
and/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 "N"..."D"
..."B" and "Z" are capitalized).

For more information contact:
Cathy Zapotocny
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
402 359-5166

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