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AUSTIN — Today is Severe Winter Weather Awareness Day in Texas. Take this opportunity to get prepared for severe winter storms.
Severe winter storms can strand motorists traveling northern routes in Texas, sometimes striking in South Texas and even coastal areas. Monitor NOAA Weather Radio or your local station when severe winter storms are threatening.
About 70 percent of snow and ice related deaths occur in automobiles. If you must travel when winter storms threaten, keep your gas tank near full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines and don’t travel alone.
The survival kit for vehicles includes:
n Blankets/sleeping bags.
n Radio, flashlight, extra batteries, booster cables.
n First-aid kit.
n High-calorie, non-perishable food and bottled water.
n Extra clothing, including mittens and hat.
n Sack of sand or cat litter for de-icing roadway.
n Windshield scraper and brush.
n Tool kit, tow rope and shovel.
n Cell phone or two-way radio.
Be prepared at home or work with these additional supplies in case heavy ice on the lines cuts electricity and phone service — or your heat source is cut off for several days:
n Battery-powered NOAA weather radio, extra batteries.
n Extra medicine, medical supplies and items needed by babies or the elderly.
n Heating fuel for areas where fuel carriers may not be able to get through.
n Properly ventilated emergency heating source such as a fireplace, wood stove or space heater.
n Fire extinguisher and smoke detector.
n Extra food and water.
For more severe winter weather information, see www.nws.noaa.gov.
Other disaster preparedness resources can be found at: www.Ready.gov and www.redcross.org.
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Masterson, Butler to wed
Noel Grace Butler proudly announces the engagement of her parents, Elizabeth Ashley Masterson and Ryan Brent Butler.
Reyes, Freeman announce engagement
Porfiro and Josefina Reyes, of Weatherford, are delighted to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Alex Marie Reyes. On Aug. 18, 2013, Alex became engaged to Stephen Chancelor Freeman, son of Steve and Robyn Freeman, of Weatherford.
Lummus, Towson unite in marriage
Courtney Lynn Lummus and Ryan Earl Towson were united in marriage the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
Mitchells celebrate diamond anniversary
T.C. and Dorothy Mitchell will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on April 15, 2014.
Branch’s celebrate 50 years of marriage
Robert (Bob) and Shirley Branch celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 27, 2014. They were married in Mineral Wells in 1964, and currently reside in Weatherford.
Mitchell, O’Neal unite in marriage
Shelby Mitchell and Stewart O’Neal exchanged wedding vows Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Ashton Gardens in Corinth.
Coopers celebrate 50th milestone
Dr. Gary and Glenda Cooper, of Granbury, were married April 4, 1964, at Greenwood Baptist Church in Weatherford. She is the former Glenda Jones.
Jones, Stuckly engaged; set December wedding date
David and Donna Jones, of Weatherford, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dayla Renae Jones, to Ethan Cole Stuckly, son of Larry and Sharon Stuckly of Pilot Point.
Birthday party for Marguerite Madden planned
Marguerite Madden is turning 80 years of age on March 27. She has resided in Weatherford since she was in her early 20s.
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