Winter Weather Tips

Nov 4, 2013
Posted by: dmoore
Category: General
WInter weather can really pack a nasty punch. Things to do and think about here!

Before winter storms and bitter cold hits make sure you have your disaster supply kit ready to go!  Preparation pays off big time. 

  • Rock salt to melt snow on walkways and driveways 
  • Sand or kitty litter to help with traction if you get stuck 
  • Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment ready to go

Check your car too before travel. 

  • Antifreeze levels good to go?
  • Battery in top condition?
  • Exhaust system safe?
  • Windshield wipers in good condition?



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The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program along with community stakeholders strives to be a national model of best practices in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery against high-impact events to reduce loss of life, damage to property and harm to the environment. The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program will lead enhanced regionalization of emergency management across southwest Missouri.


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Springfield-Greene County's emergency management program received national accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) in April, 2012. EMAP is an independent & voluntary evaluation of state and local emergency management programs based on national best practices. At the time of our accreditation, Springfield-Greene County was one of only 13 local programs in the nation to be accredited by EMAP.




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Springfield-Greene County has been certified a StormReady Community since 2004.