Before Heading Over The River And Through The Woods, Make Sure You're Prepared For Winter Weather
Washington, DC -- Many families will take to the road this holiday season, visiting family and friends across the U.S. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging everyone to take along supplies and information that will help ensure a safe arrival this winter season.
FEMA recommends preparing now to protect your family on the road and take the sting out of wintry weather:
"With the busiest travel weekend of the year upon us, we want to make sure that everyone arrives safely no matter what weather comes our way," said FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh. "Everyone has a responsibility to do what they can to make sure that their families are as prepared as possible no matter what the risk."
Winter storms accounted for five national major disasters and eight emergency declarations in 2001 as well as five major disasters and one emergency declaration to date in 2002. The severe weather damaged homes and businesses from New York to Oregon.
For more information and tips on what you can do to prepare for winter weather, visit www.fema.gov/hazards/winterstorms/winterweatherf.shtm.
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