Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 12:37:42 AM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

New York Winter Weather Awareness Week

(Source: Kate Thornton)

The cooler temperatures this week is a harsh reminder that winter isn't that far away.
 
This week is New York Winter Weather Awareness Week.

The National Weather Service wants to make sure you're ready for whatever mother nature has in store for our area this winter.

They suggest having a survival kit in your car in case you're stuck in the freezing cold and blinding snow.  This kit should include high calorie food like candy bars or protein bars, a shovel, a blanket, extra hats and gloves, and a bag of salt to get out of a slippery situation.

Also make sure you're home is ready in case the power were to go out for several days.

"Be prepared to not have power and be on your own for at least 3-5 days. So, have enough food and medicine.  Have a secondary source of heat that is safe.  Those are the type of things we take about to help people prepare," said Warning Coordination Meteorologist the National Weather Service in Binghamton Dave Nicosia.

Nicosia adds that driving in winter weather can be very dangerous, so always take it easy on the roads, or avoid driving in the snow if it can be helped.

This time of the year is also good to have your furnaces checked, and look into snow tires for your car.

For more information, visit the National Weather Service's website, or click the link below.

VIEW VIDEO

Additional Information:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/bgm/preparedness/wwaw/winter_prep_2013.pdf


View Related Articles: Broome County or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Tempers Flare At Binghamton City Council Meeting VIEW VIDEO
A hot topic of discussion at Tuesday night's City Council meeting was whether or not council members should be required to verify their residency. This after Councilman Matzo released information... more

NYS Police Crackdown During Labor Day Holiday VIEW VIDEO
If you were traveling this Labor Day weekend you might have noticed extra law enforcement on the roads.     This was all part of the National Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over... more

Dairy Farmers Encouraged To Sign Up For New Insurance Program VIEW VIDEO
New York State is one of the top dairy producers in the country.  With the new Farm Bill in effect dairy farmers across the state can sign up for affordable insurance policies.     Senator Chuck... more

Local Church Raising Money To Fight Hunger Problem VIEW VIDEO
While school is just starting, hunger never stops for far too many both here at home and around the world. The First United Methodist Church in Chenango Bridge is trying to help.   The church is... more

Jury Selection Begins in Ramsaran Trial VIEW VIDEO
Jury selection has begun in the trial of a Chenango County man accused of killing his wife. Ganesh "Remy" Ramsaran is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, 36-year-old... more

No Foul Play Suspected in Death of PA Teen VIEW VIDEO
The human remains that were discovered this weekend in Pennsylvania have been identified as a 17-year-old boy who went missing about two weeks ago. The remains have been identified as Zamien... more

National Transportation Safety Board Takes over Plane Crash Investigation VIEW VIDEO
The National Transportation Safety Board is now heading the investigation into a plane crash in Greene Monday afternoon. A Kitfox Aircraft with one person inside crashed about ten miles east of... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...