Be Aware Today

Today is Winter Weather Awareness Day in Iowa and while the cold temperatures are here– there are still some reminders of things to prepare. National Weather Service Meteorologist Kenny Podrazik says you should also make a plan for any winter weather that might knock out your power by being sure you have a backup heat source and working flashlights in your house.  He says you should check everything now so you aren’t caught up with everyone else in line trying to do this as a storm approaches.

While you’re at it, make sure you have an emergency kit in your vehicle, just in case you end up in the ditch or facing an unexpected snowstorm while you’re on the road.