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Wednesday is Winter Weather Awareness Day in the State of South Dakota!  We all know it's only a matter of time before 'Ole Man Winter returns to the area. Will you be prepared?

Now is the time to prepare your home, vehicle, and your family for the onset of winter weather.  Have your furnace, fireplace, and vehicle checked and serviced by a qualified professional.  Don't wait until you need it to check it.

How to prepare your winter in your home

Remember to have a winter survival kit in your vehicle anytime you travel this winter season.  The survival kit can make the difference between life and death.  Also remember to check the road conditions before departing.  You can do that by going to or by calling 511.

Winter Driving Tips      Road Conditions

For more information concerning winter weather safety, please contact your County Emergency Manager or feel free to contact Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Todd Heitkamp.