Get Ready Now for Winter Weather

Thursday, January 05, 2017

​Citizens should prepare for possible rain, snow and ice associated with this weekend's winter storm. City staff are currently monitoring forecasts and making storm preparations and getting snow plowing equipment ready.

Follow these simple steps to get ready for emergency weather:

  • Get a kit. Make an emergency supply kit that will last at least 72 hours (3-days) and includes: non-perishable foods, lanterns, flashlight, spare batteries, battery-powered radio, first-aid kit, three-gallons of water for each person and extra prescription medications. Create a kit especially for seniors, children, persons with special needs and your pets.
  • Make a plan. A family communications plan means discussing with your family what you would do in case of severe winter weather in your area. Decide on a meeting place if your family cannot return home because of closed roads. Choose an out-of-town friend or relative as a point-of-contact for family members. Always tell someone before you travel on snowy or icy roads where you are going and when you expect to arrive.  
  • Stay informed. Before, during and after a winter storm, it is critical that you stay informed of conditions by listening to reports from media and emergency officials who are closest to you. Local media will give instructions from local, state and federal agencies, including road conditions, winter storm watches and warnings, and power outages.

Emergency preparedness information is available at For up-to-date storm information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit for online assistance.  

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