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Winter Storm watch remains in effect, ways to prepare

Winter Storm Watch in effect from Wednesday, 11:00 AM EST until Thursday, 9:00 AM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING

THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Plan on difficult

travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches

and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are

possible.

* WHERE…Portions of eastern North Carolina.

* WHEN…From Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Significant reductions in visibility are

possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant

snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue

to monitor the latest forecasts.

A press release by Jacksonville Department of Public Safety is urging local citizens to:

  1. Fill up windshield wiper fluid and make sure your wipers are in good shape.
  2. Clean the headlights and ensure they work properly.
  3. Properly inflate your tires and check the tread.
  4. Check the car battery so you’re not stranded.
  5. Put a flashlight, extra batteries, first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable snacks, warm clothes and a blanket in the car just in case.
  6. Throw a pair of sunglasses in the car for the intense sun-on-snow glare.
  7. Fully charge your cell phone.

The Fire and Emergency Services of Jacksonville are urging people to not forget that cooking is the leading cause of fires in the winter.

Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, especially if you are planning to use wood or fuel-fires hearing, according to the press release.

Have flashlights, battery-operated lanterns,radios, fully-charged cell phones and non-perishable foods in the event of a power outage, the press release also states.

People are urged to not leave their homes unless it is absolutely necessary and is asked that you leave plenty of time to get to wherever you are going. Main roads are a must use in these conditions, reduce speed and double the normal distance between your car and the next.

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