6 Things to Keep You Safe During the Winter Storm - WBAY

6 Things to Keep You Safe During the Winter Storm

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Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in Wisconsin in response to a powerful winter storm that could bring a mix of snow, freezing rain and strong winds Thursday.

Ready Wisconsin and the Department of Transportation are offering six tips to keep you and your family safe during the storm:

  • Limit travel.  Depending on conditions in your area it may be safer to limit, delay, or cancel your travel on Thursday.
  • If you must travel allow plenty of extra time for your trip.  Also keep at least a half tank of gas in your vehicle and inform friends and family of your travel plans and approximate arrival time.
  • Check the roads before you travel.  The Wisconsin Department of Transportation advises travelers check road conditions before leaving home by calling 5-1-1 or visiting www.511wi.gov.
  • Have an emergency winter weather survival kit in your vehicle.  Your kit should include water, snack food such as energy bars or raisins, a first aid kit, and booster cables.  If you have a cell phone make sure you have a power adapter.  
  • Get supplies for your home. Make sure your home emergency kit is stocked with food that can be stored and prepared without electricity.  Also, make sure you have extra water, flashlights with extra batteries, and medications.  Find a full list of items here: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/kit/GetKit.asp
  • Stay informed.  StormCenter 2 will keep you updated on changing conditions on air, at wbay.com and on Facebook and Twitter.  You can also track the storm with our free StormCenter 2 On the Go app in the iTunes and Google Play stores.

 

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