Citizens encouraged to prepare for winter weather

Posted: Updated:

FORD COUNTY - The Ford County Public Health Department is encouraging central Illinois citizens to prepare for potentially severe weather this winter.

Officials say the cold temperatures, snow, and ice can be hazardous, and that citizens should take precautions to minimize the adverse effects of potential inclement weather this year.

Citizens are encouraged to assemble an emergency supply kit for their vehicles, which includes blankets or sleeping bags, a flashlight with extra batteries, a first-aid kit, non-perishable snack foods, water, sand or cat litter, a shovel, booster cables, and a cell phone charger.  Additionally, citizens can read a winter weather preparedness guide at www.Ready.Illinois.gov.

For more information, visit www.fordcountyphd.org.

Current Conditions
/
  • Current Events

  • Current EventsMore>>

  • Coats for Kids Drive

    Coats for Kids Drive

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - You can help keep central Illinois children warm this winter by donating new and gently used coats during WAND-TV's Coats for Kids drive.

    More \232a

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - You can help keep central Illinois children warm this winter by donating new and gently used coats during WAND-TV's Coats for Kids drive.

    More \232a
  • Agribusiness Today

    Agribusiness Today

    Get your agribusiness report here!

    More \232a

    Get your agribusiness report here!

    More \232a
  • Web Exclusives

    Web Exclusives

    Here at WAND we strive to bring you the latest coverage on news happening across central Illinois, and this page is a continuation of that effort.More \232a
    Here at WAND we strive to bring you the latest coverage on news happening across central Illinois, and this page is a continuation of that effort.More \232a