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Wisconsin emergency management officials urge preparedness for winter storm

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Snow shovel (courtesy of FOX 11).
Snow shovel (courtesy of FOX 11).

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - With a major winter storm heading for most of Wisconsin, state emergency management officials are reminding you to be prepared.

Here are some tips for you: 

Have an emergency winter weather survival kit in your vehicle. Your kit should include water, snack food, a first aid kit and booster cables. If you have a cell phone make sure you have a power adapter you can plug into the lighter. 

Check the roads and take your time. You may need to delay or cancel travel plans on Thursday. Call 511 or go to 511wi.gov for the latest road conditions across the state. You should allow extra time if you travel. Also, keep at least a half tank of gas in your vehicle in case of an emergency and let friends and family know where you are traveling to and when you should arrive. 

If you are staying at home, make sure your emergency kit is stocked with food that can be stored and eaten without electricity in case there is a power outage. Also, make sure you have extra water, flashlights with extra batteries and medications.

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