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WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE FORECAST FOR SOME PARTS OF ILLINOIS THIS WEEKEND…THE STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY SAYS NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE READY FOR WINTER.

ALTHOUGH THE LONG TERM WINTER OUTLOOK IS CALLING FOR MILDER TEMPERATURES AND LESS SNOW THIS YEAR…I-EMA SPOKESPERSON PATTI THOMPSON SAYS YOU SHOULD STILL STOCK UP ON COLD WEATHER ESSENTIALS.

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THOMPSON SAYS YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING…WHETHER THAT BE ICE STORMS, PILES OF SNOW OR EVEN TORNADOES. SHE SAYS THERE IS ALWAYS AT LEAST ONE BIG WINTER STORM EACH YEAR IN ILLINOIS.

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FOR THE HOME YOU SHOULD HAVE ALSO HAVE FLASHLIGHTS AND FOOD, WATER AND A FIRST AID KIT, AS WELL AS PET SUPPLIES. MORE TIPS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: READY DOT ILLINOIS DOT GOV.

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