LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- Are you ready for winter?
It's Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin, which makes it a good time to get prepared for the upcoming season.
Governor Scott Walker declared November 4-8, 2013 as Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin. The annual campaign, sponsored by Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), its ReadyWisconsin preparedness program and NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), is to remind people to be prepared for winter conditions that could threaten their safety.
Pritchard says the number one thing to do is to make sure you have an emergency supply kit in your car.
"Get a kit in your car, because you never know, you could be stranded on the road, could get in a ditch, get in an accident, get stuck in traffic, you know having these kinds of survival gear in you car could really save you and your passengers," Pritchard said.
Wisconsin residents can sign up for a chance to win a winter survival kit on the ReadyWisconsin website.
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