Here's just a quick post on your outlook for today followed by day four of winter weather preparedness week. So lets get to it! ;)
Today we will look for partly cloudy skies (Off and on sun) through out the day as a few light scattered hit and miss showers make off to our east this morning. Highs today will be in the low to middle 40s around 46* degrees with lows tonight in the upper 20s to low 30s around 30* degrees. Winds calm between 3 and 5 mph.
Now Thanksgiving is only one week away as of today! So I will be back tonight with your Thanksgiving forecast. Right now I'm seeing a slight warm up into the upper 50s low 60s by this weekend followed by some COLD weather just in time for Thanksgiving!! :D
Day (4) of Winter Weather Preparedness Week is today. And the topic is Preparedness And Emergency Kits.
THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE RED CROSS SAY THE BEST WAY TO STAY SAFE FROM THE WEATHER IS TO HAVE A DISASTER PLAN AND A DISASTER KIT READILY AVAILABLE. PRIMARY CONCERNS ARE THE LOSS OF HEAT OR POWER OR LACK OF SUPPLIES.
AT HOME OR WORK...HAVE EXTRA FOOD STOCKED THAT REQUIRES NO
REFRIGERATION OR COOKING IN CASE OF POWER FAILURE. HAVE AN EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLY IN CASE WATER PIPES FREEZE. HAVE EXTRA BATTERIES AVAILABLE FOR FLASHLIGHTS...RADIOS...SMOKE ALARMS AND CELL PHONES. HAVE EXTRA MEDICINE...FIRST AID...AND BABY SUPPLIES IN CASE YOU ARE UNABLE TO LEAVE HOME FOR DAYS.
HAVE AN ALTERNATE HEATING SOURCE AVAILABLE IN CASE YOUR PRIMARY
SOURCE DOES NOT WORK. A FIREPLACE...WOOD STOVE OR VENTLESS STOVE THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE POWER ARE GOOD ALTERNATIVES. HAVE A PROFESSIONAL CHECK ALL HEATING SOURCES FOR CORRECT OPERATION AND VENTILATION. IF YOUR HOME REQUIRES HEATING FUEL OR PROPANE...ENSURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF FUEL IN CASE YOUR SUPPLIER CAN NOT REACH YOU FOR DAYS. MAKE SURE YOUR FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND SMOKE ALARMS ARE WORKING PROPERLY.
ON THE FARM...MOVE YOUR ANIMALS TO SHELTERED AREAS...HAUL EXTRA FEED TO FEEDING AREAS...AND HAVE WATER AVAILABLE. MOST ANIMAL DEATHS IN WINTER ARE FROM DEHYDRATION.
IN VEHICLES...ITEMS TO CARRY SHOULD INCLUDE BLANKETS OR EXTRA
CLOTHING. FIRST AID KIT...A FLASHLIGHT...KITTY LITTER...A SMALL
SHOVEL...BOOSTER CABLES...AND CANDY BARS ARE GOOD KIT ITEMS AS WELL.
YOU MAY WISH TO CARRY PAPER PRODUCTS FOR SANITARY PURPOSES...A SMALL CAN AND WATER PROOF MATCHES TO MELT SNOW FOR DRINKING WATER.
HEED WEATHER FORECASTS AND TAKE ACTION WHEN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A WATCH...WARNING OR ADVISORY. ON FRIDAY WE WILL DISCUSS SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS FOR SCHOOLS.