422  
NOUS43 KOAX 091118  
PNSOAX  
IAZ043-055-056-069-079-080-090-091-NEZ011-012-015>018-030>034-  
042>045-050>053-065>068-078-088>093-092330-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE  
518 AM CST THU NOV 9 2017  
   
..WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS DAY IS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 2017
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALONG WITH THE NEBRASKA EMERGENCY  
MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND THE IOWA HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY  
MANAGEMENT DIVISION HAVE DECLARED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH AS  
WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS DAY IN NEBRASKA AND IOWA.  
 
THURSDAY: 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 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 CELL PHONE.  
 
CHECK THE LATEST FORECASTS AND ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE YOU START  
YOUR TRAVEL. USE GOOD JUDGMENT 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.  
 
THE WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS DAY PACKET CAN BE FOUND AT:  
HTTP://GOO.GL/NDBZWH (ALL LOWERCASE-ONLY THE FIRST "N"..."D"  
..."B" AND "Z" ARE CAPITALIZED).  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:  
CATHY ZAPOTOCNY  
METEOROLOGIST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE  
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OMAHA  
402 359-5166  
 

 
 
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