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Winter Weather Safety

...IMPORTANT WINTER STORM SAFETY...

A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA ANDSOUTHEAST GEORGIA WITH FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET. TUESDAY INTOWEDNESDAY.

NOW IS THE TIME TO COMPLETE PREPARATIONS BEFORE THE STORMARRIVES AND DISRUPTS TRAVEL AND POWER. YOUR PREPARATION WILL HELPYOU MITIGATE THE DISRUPTIONS CAUSED BY THE STORM AND COULD HELP YOUTO SURVIVE.

IF POSSIBLE...YOU SHOULD AVOID TRAVEL WHILE FREEZING AND FROZENPRECIPITATION IS FALLING TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. ROADS COULD BECOMEDANGEROUS AND EVEN IMPASSABLE. AREA BRIDGES MAY BE SHUT DOWN.

IF YOUMUST DRIVE...ASSEMBLE AND CARRY AN AUTOMOBILE SURVIVAL KIT WITH SUCHITEMS AS EXTRA WARM CLOTHES...A THICK BLANKET...A FLASHLIGHT...BATTERY POWERED RADIO...EXTRA BATTERIES...WATER...MEDICATIONS AND AFIRST AID KIT...SAND OR ROAD SALT...A SHOVEL AND A TOW CHAIN ORROPE. IF POSSIBLE...CARRY A CHARGED CELL PHONE.

IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTSIDE ON FOOT DURING THE STORM...DRESS WARMLYAND USE CAUTION AS PAVED WALKING SURFACES SUCH AS SIDEWALKS ANDPARKING LOTS WILL BE SNOW/ICE COVERED AND SLICK.

YOUR BEST COURSE OF ACTION IS TO SEEK OR REMAIN IN A HEATED...WELL-CONSTRUCTED BUILDING SUCH AS YOUR HOME OR A STORM SHELTEROPERATED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

AT HOME...PREPARE FOR A PERIOD OFPOWER OUTAGES AND RESTRICTED TRAVEL. YOU SHOULD STOCK UP ON SUCHITEMS AS WATER...NON-PERISHABLE FOOD...FLASHLIGHTS...BATTERIES...ABATTERY OPERATED RADIO...PET FOOD AND NECESSARY MEDICATIONS.

BE SURECELL PHONES ARE CHARGED BEFORE THE ONSET OF WINTER PRECIPITATION.DURING THE STORM...AUTHORITIES MAY OPEN HEATED SHELTERS.

IFNECESSARY...PREPARE TO RELOCATE TO A NEARBY WARM SHELTER BEFORE THEWINTER STORM AND COLD AIR ARRIVE.

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