Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Omaha/Valley, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
900 AM CST WED NOV 5 2014

...WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS DAY IS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 2014...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALONG WITH THE NEBRASKA EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND THE IOWA HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT DIVISION HAVE DECLARED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH AS WINTER
WEATHER AWARENESS DAY IN NEBRASKA AND IOWA.

WEDNESDAY:  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 A 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 CELLPHONE OR CB RADIO.

CHECK THE LATEST FORECASTS AND ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE YOU START YOUR
TRAVEL.   USE GOOD JUDGEMENT 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.

THIS YEAR`S WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS DAY PACKET CAN BE FOUND AT:
HTTP://GOO.GL/M6X7YJ (ALL LOWERCASE-EXCEPT THE "X" AND "Y" ARE
CAPITALIZED. ONLY THE 6 AND 7 ARE THE ONLY NUMBERS).

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OMAHA
402-359-5166

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