LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) --
American Red Cross Urges Preparedness for Winter Weather
Safety Tips for Your Home and Vehicle
LUBBOCK, TEXAS: MARCH 26, 2009- With reports of freezing rain expected throughout parts of the South Plains tonight, the American Red Cross is urging families to take the following actions now to prepare for hazardous winter weather.
The Red Cross recommends everyone prepare for severe weather conditions in the following ways:
Get a Disaster Supplies Kit For Your Home:
Get a Disaster Supplies Kit For Your Vehicle: (all of the above plus)
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If the Power Goes Out:
Hazardous Winter Travel: The American Red Cross strongly urges everyone to monitor weather reports and follow the directions of local authorities. If travel is absolutely necessary during potentially dangerous winter weather, inform someone of your travel route, destination and expected arrival time. Store a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle and remember to keep the gas tank near full to avoid ice building up in the gas tank and fuel lines.
In Case of Black Ice:
For more information about how you can prepare for a variety of winter weather-related disasters including winter and ice storms, power outages and floods contact you're the South Plains Regional Chapter at 806-765-8534or visit http://lubbock.redcross.org.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization - not a government agency - and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at www.redcrosschat.org
Donations are welcome at the South Plains Regional Chapter at 2201 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79424, or by calling 806-765-8534. The South Plains Regional Chapter is committed to serving the following counties: Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Kent, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry, and Yoakum Counties. The South Plains Regional Chapter has been serving our communities for over 90 years! Visit us online at http://lubbock.redcross.org.