Is Your Vehicle Ready for Winter Travel?

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
528 AM CST THU NOV 19 2009

...IS YOUR VEHICLE READY FOR WINTER TRAVEL...

HOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER. NOW IS A GOOD
TIME TO FOCUS ON WINTER TRAVEL.

ABOUT 70 PERCENT OF DEATHS LINKED TO WINTRY WEATHER HAPPEN IN
VEHICLES. HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP FROM BEING PART OF THAT
WOEFUL STATISTIC.

IT IS AN EXCELLENT IDEA TO HAVE A WINTER STORM KIT IN YOUR VEHICLE.
THIS SHOULD INCLUDE JUMPER CABLES...TOOL KIT...FLASHLIGHT WITH
EXTRA BATTERIES...EXTRA CLOTHING AND BLANKETS...FIRST AID KIT...
SHOVEL...WINDSHIELD SCRAPER AND BRUSH...HIGH CALORIE RATIONS...
WATERPROOF MATCHES...COMPASS AND ROAD MAPS...AND A SACK OF SAND OR
CAT LITTER FOR TRACTION.

ENSURE YOUR VEHICLE IS WINTERIZED BEFORE THE WINTER SEASON BEGINS.
MAKE SURE BRAKES...LIGHTS...BATTERY...EXHAUST...HEATER CONNECTIONS...
DEFROSTER...AND WINDSHIELD WIPERS ARE ALL IN GOOD WORKING ORDER.
MAKE SURE...YOU HAVE ENOUGH ANTI-FREEZE IN YOUR VEHICLE TO PROTECT IT
FROM BITTERLY COLD ARCTIC AIR.

KEEP YOUR GAS TANK NEAR FULL TO AVOID ICE IN THE TANK AND FUEL LINES.
TRY NOT TO TRAVEL ALONE. LET SOMEONE KNOW YOUR TIMETABLE AND PRIMARY
AND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

A LAST REMINDER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT HAZARDOUS WINTER
WEATHER IS POSSIBLE. A WINTER STORM WARNING IS WHEN SEVERE WINTER
WEATHER HAS BEGUN OR IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. START YOUR PREPARATIONS NOW
FOR THE SAFEST WINTER SEASON POSSIBLE AND STAY TUNED TO THE FORECAST.

CARRY A NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALONG TO TUNE INTO LOCAL WEATHER
INFORMATION 24 HOURS A DAY. WE HERE AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
HOPE YOU HAVE FOUND THE INFORMATION DURING THE LAST THREE DAYS HELPFUL.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS OR ANY WEATHER RELATED QUESTIONS...FEEL
FREE TO CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN NASHVILLE AT
(615)-754-4633.

 



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