Winter Weather Awareness

November 13th – 17th, 2023 is Winter Weather Awareness Week.  Wilkin County Emergency Management would like to take the opportunity to remind citizens that the winter months are quickly approaching and it is important to be ready in case of a winter weather emergency.

Officials would like to encourage citizens to inspect or create a winter survival kit for their vehicle and prepare themselves for winter driving conditions.  As a reminder, it is also important to closely monitor weather conditions before traveling.  Visibility and road conditions can quickly become hazardous causing a very dangerous situation for travelers.

To better prepare your home for the winter months, inspect your furnace, check for any carbon monoxide leaks and install or test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.  It is also recommended to ensure there is a 3-day supply of food, water, and medications at home in case an emergency makes it unsafe to venture outside.

For more information about winter weather safety and helpful tips to become more prepared please explore the resources listed below...


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