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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.

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


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