2016 Winter Safety Awareness Week #WinterWx #OHWx

State of Ohio

Executive Department

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, “Winter Safety Awareness Week” provides the opportunity for Ohioans to prepare their homes, schools, businesses and organizations for the upcoming months of potential severe winter weather and conditions associated with it such as snow and ice storms, flooding from rapid snow melts, extended power outages and illnesses caused by colds and flu; and

WHEREAS, Ohioans can prepare for the hardships of winter by updating their disaster preparedness kits and emergency plans and creating emergency contact lists, updating their flood insurance policies, purchasing NOAA Weather Radios, investing in alternative heat sources and generators, winterizing their vehicles and ensuring medical prescriptions and vaccinations are current; and

WHEREAS, the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness is committed to educating the public on severe weather safety and preparedness; and

WHEREAS, Ohio’s news media, state and local governments, and educators continue their partnership to inform and educate the citizens of Ohio about actions they can take to prepare for, respond to and recover from severe winter weather events; and

WHEREAS, all Ohioans are encouraged to make severe weather safety and preparedness a priority and ensure that their homes, neighbors and communities are ready for winter-related incidents; and

WHEREAS, citizens are encouraged to review the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness website at http://www.weathersafety.ohio.gov and become more knowledgeable and prepared for weather events that impact our state.

NOW, THEREFORE, We, John R. Kasich and Mary Taylor, Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Ohio, do hereby recognize November 13-19, 2016 as WINTER SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK and encourage all Ohioans to join us in its observance. On this 8 th day of November 2016;

John R. Kasich Governor

Mary Taylor Lieutenant Governor

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