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MILWAUKEE -- Rain, snow and everything in between is on the way. The National Weather Service is predicting a strong winter storm will affect much of Wisconsin starting Wednesday, December 19th and lasting though Friday, December 21st.

Now is the time to prepare for the storm. Here are a few simple things you can do:

  • Have a emergency winter weather survival kit in your vehicle that includes water, snack food such as energy bars or raisins, first aid kit and booster cables. If you have a cell phone make sure you have a power adapter you can plug into the lighter.
  • Check the roads and take your time.  Motorists can call 511 or go to for the latest road conditions across Wisconsin. Also, keep at least a half tank of gas in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
  • Get supplies for your home. Make sure your home emergency kit is stocked with food that can be stored and eaten without electricity, in case there is a power outage. Also, make sure you have extra water, flashlights with extra batteries and medications. Click here, for a complete list of items.
  • Stay informed. ReadyWisconsin will keep you posted on any emergencies that occur during the storm. Follow us on Facebook ( or Twitter ( for updates.   
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