Prepare for Jack Frost

Thursday is Weather Awareness Day in the state of Iowa. The National Weather Service says the time is now to prepare your home and vehicle  for the upcoming onslaught of winter weather. Check and update your vehicle preparedness kit to include water, snacks and blankets in case you find yourself stranded during a winter storm. Also, make sure that any portable heaters you use are used safely and are turned off when you are not around that heater.