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West Virginia Winter Weather Awareness Week

November 13th - November 19th, 2011

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has designated the week of November 13 through November 19, 2011 as West Virginia Winter Weather Awareness Week. The National Weather Service in Charleston, WV will take this opportunity to educate and remind all West Virginians of common hazards associated with the winter season. In addition, practical tips and information will be provided on how to keep safe throughout the upcoming winter.

 

West Virginia Winter Weather Awareness Week Schedule
Sunday, November 13 Introduction to Winter Weather Awareness Week
Monday, November 14 Watches, Warnings, Advisories
Tuesday, Novemver 15 Winter Travel and Safety
Wednesday, November 16 Winter Weather Safety at Home and Work
Thursday, November 17 Frostbite and Hypothermia
Friday, November 18 School Safety
Saturday, November 19 Review of Winter Weather Awareness Week

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
900 AM EST TUE NOV 15 2011


...TODAY IS DAY THREE OF WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN WEST 
VIRGINIA...


THE WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK TOPIC FOR TODAY IS STAYING SAFE 
WHEN TRAVELING IN THE WINTER.


DURING WINTER STORMS TRAVEL CAN BE VERY TREACHEROUS. IF TRAVEL CAN 
BE POSTPONED UNTIL THE STORM HAS ENDED...DO SO. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL 
DURING THE STORM THERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND TO ENSURE 
YOU ARRIVE SAFELY.


ALWAYS KEEP YOUR GAS TANK NEAR FULL. MAKE SURE YOUR TRIP IS PLANNED 
AND SOMEONE KNOWS YOUR ROUTE. IF YOUR VEHICLE BECOMES STRANDED IN 
THE SNOW IN THE COUNTRYSIDE DO NOT LEAVE IT. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WALK 
TO A HOME IN THE MIDDLE OF A SNOWSTORM AND STRONG WINDS. 
PERIODICALLY RUN THE VEHICLE ENGINE AND HEATER BUT MAKE SURE YOU 
OPEN YOUR WINDOW A CRACK AND MAKE SURE THE EXHAUST PIPE IS FREE OF 
SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING. ALSO...MAKE SURE YOU TIE A 
RED OR ORANGE RAG TO THE VEHICLE RADIO ANTENNA SO THAT OTHERS MAY 
SEE YOUR VEHICLE BETTER.


EACH WINTER MAKE SURE YOU HAVE UPDATED YOUR VEHICLE WINTER STORM 
SURVIVAL KIT. FULLY CHECK AND WINTERIZE YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE WINTER. 
PACK EXTRA BLANKETS OR SLEEPING BAGS. 


INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR WINTER SURVIVAL KIT...
A FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES
A FIRST AID KIT
HIGH CALORIE NONPERISHABLE FOOD
A SMALL CAN AND WATER PROOF MATCHES TO MELT SNOW FOR DRINKING
A BAG OF SAND OR CAT LITTER
A SHOVEL
A WINDSHIELD SCRAPER AND BRUSH
BOOSTER CABLES
ROAD MAPS


THIS IS WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN WEST VIRGINIA. PUBLIC 
INFORMATION STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK TO GIVE 
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
Additional information about winter safety and winter forecasts

 




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