- Winter weather terminology
- Winter weather dangers
- Winter weather safety tips
- Winter weather travel tips
Winter Weather Awareness 2012-2013
In conjunction, the National Weather Service has put together a Winter Weather Awareness Packet available at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/gid/WCM/awareness/WWAD2011.pdf
Among other information, the packet includes:
Winter Weather Awareness Day is a joint project of the National Weather Service and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.
The NEMA website -- www.nema.nebraska.gov -- also lists tips for preparing for winter weather. Click on the Disaster FAQ/Info tab to find tips on winter preparedness for homes and vehicles and other information.
Another source for information is the Nebraska Department of Roads 24-Hour Weather and Travel Information available online at http://www.transportation.nebraska.gov/511/faq.html, or by calling 511 from a cell or landline. Those outside Nebraska can call 1-800-906-9069.
"Almost every year we see the harsh conditions that can threaten life and safety, particularly as we travel during the winter months," said Al Berndt, NEMA assistant director.
"People who must be on the roads in severe winter conditions should have the supplies and equipment needed to survive in the event of an emergency situation. While local officials and state agencies will respond to emergencies, people must also be prepared to help themselves. That means each family should have a plan that will enable them to operate for up to 72 hours without any outside help."
source: Lincoln Journal Star 11/2/10