Friday, November 13, 2020
This week is Winter Weather Preparedness Week, which serves to remind Hoosiers about winter’s hazards and how to prepare for the upcoming months.
Throughout this week, the National Weather Service highlighted a variety of tips to help Americans prepare for winter weather, including how to create a winter weather safety plan and disaster preparedness kit.
Other state agencies have also provided their own guidelines for preparing for the months ahead.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security suggests Hoosiers take time to prepare for winter weather. In the event of a power outage or heavy snow, it is important to have sufficient supplies of non-perishable food and water. For more suggestions on how to prepare for winter emergencies, click here.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) encourages Hoosiers to drive carefully during winter weather by remembering not to tailgate or to pass snowplows. A comprehensive list of winter driving tips provided by INDOT can be found here.
Additionally, with temperatures dropping across Indiana, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor suggests consumers take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and utility bills. To find out how, click here.
By taking these simple precautions, Hoosiers across the state can navigate the many difficulties winter presents with ease.