Harney County Emergency Management & Preparedness

HARNEY COUNTY-It’s that time of year again. This means that you should check your emergency kits for the Winter.

Winter storms can bring snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the entire United States and its territories. Even Hawaii gets snow in its Big Island, and major cities as far south as Atlanta and Dallas have been paralyzed by snow and ice. Blizzards occur when strong wind causes blowing snow and whiteout conditions, making roads impassable. Thousands of people are injured or killed every year in traffic accidents related to slippery roads from winter storms.

Here are some items that should be in your Winter Emergency Car Kit. They include items like: Warm Clothes, Blankets, Flashlight, Sand, First Aid Kit, Traction Control Devices, along with water and snacks. #orwx #wawx

More info can be found here: https://www.weather.gov/safety/winter