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GEMA offers winter weather planning tips


As low temperatures hit the area, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency's Ready Georgia campaign reminds residents about planning for winter weather.

GEMA offered these tips:

  • Put together a kit of emergency supplies for your home and car. Include warm clothing and blankets. 
  • Put weather stripping around doors and windows. Allow faucets to drip during cold weather to prevent freezing.
  • Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to pipes that aren't insulated under sinks and appliance and near exterior walls.
  • Winterize your vehicle by keeping your gas tank at least half full to prevent your fuel line from freezing.
  • Avoid driving in icy road conditions. If you get stuck, stay with your car and leave overhead lights on when the engines is running to increase visibility.
  • Plan for pets to stay inside and store enough food and water for them.

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