Winter Weather Preparedness

Winter Weather Preparedness

Friday, November 12, 2021

This week is Winter Weather Preparedness week in Indiana, which serves to remind Hoosiers about winter’s hazards and how to prepare for the upcoming months.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security suggests Hoosiers take time to prepare both a Disaster Kit and a Winter Vehicle Emergency Kit to stay safe in the 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 in the home and in a vehicle. 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 precautions, Hoosiers can help navigate the winter and keep themselves, and others, safe for the season.