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Prepare For Winter Storms This Weekend

Severe Weather is expected to hit Illinois this weekend and The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is encouraging those who plan to travel this weekend to know before you go what to do in severe weather. IEMA Director Alicia Tate Nadeau says it's unsure if this storm will hit northern Illinois or Southern Illinois so it’s best that everyone be prepared.


Some Winter Weather Preparedness tips include familiarizing yourself with the various weather alert definitions, build a home emergency kit with items such as food, water, medication, NOAA weather radio, flashlight, and spare batteries. Other tips include stocking your vehicle with the emergency items such as a first aid kit, phone charger, blankets, extra clothes, jumper cables, kitty litter, a flashlight, and snow scraper. 


Make sure you charge your mobile devices before any storm, don’t wait to communicate; create discussion plans for you and your family. Winterize your home and take steps to prevent frozen water pipes.  You can check and monitor road conditions by visiting www.gettingaroundillinois.com. In Central Illinois you can also visit www.facebook.com/NWSLincoln or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NWSLincolnIL.


More tips are available at www.Ready.Illinois.gov. 

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