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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 WED NOV 16 2011


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


THE WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK TOPIC FOR TODAY IS PREPARING FOR 
WINTER WEATHER AT HOME AND WORK.


WINTER WEATHER CAN CAUSE LOSS OF HEAT POWER AND TELEPHONE. PREPARING 
PRIOR TO THE STORM CAN ALLOW YOU...YOUR FAMILY...OR YOUR EMPLOYEES 
THE SECURITY OF KNOWING THAT YOU CAN SURVIVE THE STORM. HERE ARE A 
FEW THINGS TO MAKE SURE YOU KEEP AT HOME OR WORK...


FLASHLIGHT AND EXTRA BATTERIES
BATTERY-POWERED NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND A PORTABLE RADIO TO RECEIVE 
EMERGENCY INFORMATION
EXTRA FOOD AND WATER
EXTRA MEDICINE AND BABY ITEMS
FIRST AID SUPPLIES
HEATING FUEL
EMERGENCY HEATING SOURCE
FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND SMOKE ALARM
CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR
MAKE SURE PETS ARE SAFE AND HAVE PLENTY OF FOOD...WATER...AND SHELTER


IF A SPACE HEATER IS USED MAKE SURE YOU HAVE IT PROPERLY VENTED TO 
PREVENT DEADLY CARBON MONOXIDE GAS BUILDUP IN YOUR HOME.


IF YOU HAVE TO VENTURE OUTDOORS MAKE SURE YOU PREPARE ACCORDINGLY.  
DRESS TO FIT THE SEASON. WEAR LOOSE FITTING...LIGHT WEIGHT...WARM 
CLOTHING IN SEVERAL LAYERS. WEAR A HAT AND MITTENS.


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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