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    Posted January 1, 2013 by
    GHung
    Location
    Illinois
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Wintry weather

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    Winter Weather Preparedness

     


    Stock up on emergency supplies for communication, food, safety, heating, and car in case a storm hits.
    Communication Checklist
    Make sure you have at least one of the following in case there is a power failure:
    Battery-powered radio (for listening to local emergency instructions). Have extra batteries.
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio receiver (for listening to National Weather Service broadcasts).
    Learn more about NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
    Find out how your community warns the public about severe weather:
    Siren
    Radio
    Television
    Listen to emergency broadcasts.
    Know what winter storm warning terms mean:
    Winter Weather Advisory: Expect winter weather conditions to cause inconvenience and hazards.
    Frost/Freeze Warning: Expect below-freezing temperatures.
    Winter Storm Watch: Be alert; a storm is likely.
    Winter Storm Warning: Take action; the storm is in or entering the area.
    Blizzard Warning: Seek refuge immediately! Snow and strong winds, near-zero visibility, deep snow drifts, and life-threatening wind chill.

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