Officials urge Missouri residents to prepare for winter

Monday, November 14, 2011 | 7:38 a.m. CST; updated 9:29 a.m. CST, Monday, November 14, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Officials are urging Missouri residents to start getting ready for snow and winter temperatures.

The state and the National Weather Service are recognizing Wednesday as winter weather awareness day. Officials said Missouri residents should make sure that fireplaces and generators are working properly and create a supply kit that they can keep in their cars. That kit should include a blanket, a spare radio with batteries, snacks, jumper cables, flares, shovel and sand.

People also should have emergency supplies in their homes, including food, bottled water, flashlights and a first-aid kit.


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