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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Preparing for Winter Weather

Final Winter Preparedness

With winter approaching, the Carbondale Fire Department encourages residents to prepare for bad weather. 

Driving on snow or ice-covered roads can be extremely dangerous. Before starting a trip when the weather is bad, be sure to check road conditions on the Illinois Department of Transportation's website.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency recommends preparing emergency supply kits in the event you are stranded on a road and need assistance. The following are recommended items to include in your emergency supply kit:

  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • A flashlight with extra batteries
  • A First aid kit
  • Non-perishable snack food
  • Water
  • Sand or cat litter
  • A shovel
  • Booster cables
  • A cell phone charger

For more information on surviving Illinois winters, visit the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's website.

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