Will County Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Management Agency

November ... is winter preparedness month

November is the perfect time to start preparing for extreme cold, snow, and ice. We can start by preparing our vehicle for the winter:

•Winterize your vehicle or have your vehicle serviced by a reputable dealer, garage or mechanic.
•Check your wipers, tires, lights, and fluid levels regularly. Make sure the brakes and transmission are working properly. Lubricate door and trunk locks to prevent them from freezing.
•Prepare a Winter Storm Survival Kit for your vehicle. A kit is important even for short trips. If you have an accident or your vehicle breaks down, you may be waiting several hours for assistance to arrive. Your kit should include:
✓ Cell phone and charger
✓ Blankets/sleeping bags
✓ Flashlight with extra batteries
✓ First Aid kit
✓ Knife
✓ High calorie, non-perishable foods
✓ Water
✓ Extra clothing to keep dry
✓ A large empty can and plastic cover with tissues and paper towels for sanitary purposes
✓ A smaller can and water-proof matches to melt snow for drinking water
✓ Sack of sand (or cat litter)
✓ Shovel
✓ Windshield scraper and brush
✓ Tool kit
✓ Tow rope with loops (avoid chains and hooks if at all possible)
✓ Booster cables
✓ Water container
✓ Compass and road maps
For more information on Winter Preparedness visit Snow Storms/Blizzards and Extreme Cold under the Preparedness tab above.

2014 Winter Storm Preparedness Guide (hyperlink to the new guide attached to this email)

Below is a list of Warning Centers in Will County, persons wishing to utilize one of these Warming Centers are advised to call ahead to confirm the facility is available