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Winter Weather Preparedness

Winter Weather Preparedness

Public Service Announcements

Did you know that here in Indiana, November 19th is the average first date of measurable
snowfall?

Since heavy snow and ice storms can leave your home without power or heat for days, you need 
to have a plan for staying warm.

Every winter, snow and ice are a major cause of crashes with injuries on Indiana roads.

Unless you absolutely must travel, the best way to stay safe during a snow or ice storm is to stay 
off the roads.

Nonessential trips on slick roads can unnecessarily jeopardize your safety, and the safety of any 
emergency responders who must come to your aid if you become stranded or involved in a crash.

If you must travel during a snow or ice storm, don't leave your home unprepared.
Carry a cell phone and car charger, and a small emergency preparedness kit with blankets, extra
water and snacks, a small shovel and other items that may be helpful if you find yourself stuck or
stranded on the road.

Always allow extra space between you and other vehicles and remember "ice and snow take it 
slow!"

For more information about traveling safely this winter visit WinterDrivingSafety.in.gov

This message is brought to you by the National Weather Service and Delaware County Emergency Management