Be safe during winter weather.
Indiana Department of Homeland Security and Indiana Department of Transportation this week offered tips for Winter Weather Preparedness Week to remind Hoosiers to take precautions to avoid issues during severe weather.
Top tips from the department include:
•Staying informed about road conditions and having an emergency kit with food, water, blankets flashlights and other items in all vehicles.
•Wearing warm clothing when traveling during cold weather to prevent exposure.
•Slowing down and adjusting to travel conditions, especially on snow-covered roads.
•Keeping vehicles full of gas, batteries checked and fluids full, with a spare tire available.
"Winter Weather Preparedness Week is an opportunity for all residents to get ready and ensure their safety and well-being during the colder months,” said Indiana Department of Homeland Security executive director Joel Thacker in a press release. Information on road conditions throughout the state is available at 511in.org.
LifeStream is hosting its AngelWish program to provide gifts to senior citizens who are alone for the holidays. Those interested in taking part in the program can donate money or volunteer to deliver gifts.
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