Winter Preparedness Safety Tips

Also see: Summer Safety and School Closings

Before Storms Arrive

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When Storms Arrive

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Travel Info

For travel information regarding road conditions in Illinois and Indiana, please click on the following links.

Illinois Road Conditions

Indiana Road Conditions

Iowa Road Conditions

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If A Blizzard Traps You In Your Car

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Less serious conditions that may result in an advisory are:

NOAA Winter Weather Safety and Awareness

FEMA Winter Storms

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NOAA Radio

A NOAA Weather Radio with EAS audio alarms save lives. For the same reason that we have smoke detectors to detect smoke, an EAS weather radio is used to detect dangerous weather.

NWR broadcasts NWS warnings, watches, forecasts and other non-weather related hazard information 24 hours a day. During an emergency, NWS forecasters interrupt routine broadcasts and send a special tone activating local weather radios. Weather radios with a special alarm tone feature are equipped to sound an alert to give immediate information about life-threatening weather.

Radios with S.A.M.E. receive the same alerts and warnings as the NOAA radios, but allow users to adjust reception for specific counties. This keeps false alarms to a minimum.

Listen to NOAA Radio

NOAA Radio Info

Weather Radio Buyer's Guide