State Emergency Management Agency News Release
JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNORContact:
- Mike O'Connell , Communications Director
- (573) 751-4819
PAUL PARMENTER, SEMA DIRECTOR
News Release ID: N09120013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 09, 2012
Winter Weather Awareness Day in Missouri on Nov. 14 encourages families to prepare for winter storms
Emergency kits should be adjusted with cold temperatures, snow and ice in mind
· Winter Storm Watch indicates that severe winter weather may affect your area within 12-48 hours.
· Winter Storm Warning indicates severe winter weather is in the area or expected immediately and can be life threatening.
· Creating a family emergency plan and an emergency kit with bottled water and food that can be prepared without cooking in case of a power outage. Kits should include bottled water, canned and dry foods, battery-powered radio, flashlights, extra batteries, manual can opener and a first-aid kit.
· Securing an alternate fuel source such as firewood or a generator. Make sure your fireplace functions properly. If you have a generator, make sure you have fuel and that your generator functions properly. Only operate generators outdoors.
You may also contact your local NWS office for interviews about Winter Weather Awareness Day or for additional information:
Kansas City: (816) 540-6021
Springfield: (417) 869-4491
Paducah, Ky: (270) 744-6440
For more information, call (573) 751-4819 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org