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Get insight from Yankton County Emergency Management on winter weather preparation.
The winter wonderland that makes South Dakota so beautiful during the snowy months can also be life threatening. Winter blizzards, heavy snows, ice storms, freezing rain and high winds can be a serious hazard. One of the best defenses is to stay informed. By understanding and observing storm warnings, adequate preparations can be made to lessen the impact of hazardous weather on ourselves, our property, and pets. To take full advantage of weather forecasts, know the specific meaning of the terms commonly used:
When a winter storm warning is issued:
When traveling this winter season:
Items that should be in your survival kit:
STRANDED DURING A WINTER STORM
If you are stranded in your vehicle during a winter storm: