This is Winter Awareness Week

snow shovel_optHere is a statement from Kenosha County Emergency Management regarding Winter Awareness Week:

Kenosha County Emergency Management wants to know, “Are You Ready for Winter?” We’ve already had “frost on the pumpkins”. It is only a matter of time before full blown winter weather is here. November 4-8, 2013 is Winter Awareness Week across Wisconsin. It is a great time to make sure you and your family are prepared for winter conditions that could threaten your safety. The most important thing you can do is create an emergency supply kit for your car. It could save your life because you never know when you might be stranded in a storm. You’ll need to take care of yourself and your passengers until help arrives. Your kit should include: • Blankets or sleeping bags • Flashlight with extra batteries • First-aid kit • Shovel, booster cables and windshield scraper • Non-perishable food like raisins and energy bars • Water • Sand or cat litter for traction • Cell phone adapter. For more information on how to put a kit together and make an emergency plan please visit You’ll find great preparedness tips, winter weather facts and play the “Trivia Challenge” for a chance to win your own winter emergency supply kit.


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