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Resources to Ease Winter Storm Worries

Resources to Ease Winter Storm Worries

winter stormAUBURN, Ala.—As a winter storm moves across the South, Alabama Extension offers recommendations for how to prepare for possible snow, loss of electricity and other impacts from the storm.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for much of central Alabama. NWS said total accumulations of a quarter to a half inchare expected, primarily on grassy and elevated surfaces.  Locally higher accumulations up to 1 inch are possible in the higher elevations of east Alabama.

The weather may cause travel difficulties.  Motorists should use caution and prepare for snow covered roads and limited visibility.

A free online resource is Extension’s Emergency Handbook is filled with information to help you weather this storm successfully.  You can download it to your iPad or iPhone from iBooks.

The Emergency Handbook contains more than 100 pages in four broad categories including People and Pets, Home and Business, Landscape and Garden, and Farms and Livestock.

“People will find a wealth of information and resources in the Emergency Handbook,” said Dr. Gary Lemme, director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

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