November 17, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Make Winter Preparations Now

With winter rapidly approaching, the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management urges residents to prepare for emergencies related to inclement weather.

Ryan Nicholls, Director of Emergency Management, reminds residents to be ready for hazardous winter weather conditions – including snow, ice, sustained winds and bitter cold temperatures – both at home and in their vehicles.

“Over the last few winters, Greene County has seen a variety of weather extremities, from ice storms to heavy snow, even tornadoes,” said Ryan Nicholls, Director of the Office of Emergency Management. “We encourage everyone to take a preparedness initiative for the benefit of your family, friends and neighbors.”

Before hazardous winter weather hits, Nicholls urges residents to take these precautions at home:

Nicholls also recommends preparing vehicles for a winter storm, including:

In the event of severe weather, updated emergency information will be released through Nixle online alert service. Area residents are encouraged to sign up for local alerts at www.nixle.com .

For more information about disaster preparedness, visit www.greenecountymo.org/oem or call Ryan Nicholls, Director of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, at 417-869-6040, or Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Greene County Public Information Officer, at 417-829-6019 or 417-224-5510.

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Office of Emergency Management

Public Safety Center • 330 W. Scott St. • Springfield, MO 65802
417-869-6040 • greenecountymo.org/oem