With cold weather forecasted in the next few days, Branson Police Department would like for you to remember these Cold Weather Tips.
Make checking the forecast part of your regular routine, so you will know when to expect cold weather.
If possible, adjust your schedule to avoid being outside during the coldest part of the day (typically the early morning). Try to find a warm spot for your children while waiting for the school bus outside.
If you have pets, make sure they have plenty of food and water and are not overly exposed to extreme cold.
Make sure your vehilce has at least a half a tank of gas during extreme cold situation, so you can stay warm if you become stranded.
Check/Update your Winter Car Survival Kit; Jumper Cables, Flashlight, First Aid Kit, Special Needs Gear (for a baby or family member with specail needs), Food, Water, Basic Toolkit, Pet Supplies, Radio (battery or hand cranked), Cat Litter or Sand (for better tire traction), Shovel, Ice Scraper, Clothes (gloves, hat, sturdy boots, jacket), Blanket, Cell Phone Charger.
The Branson Police Department wishes you safe travels. If you need us, call 417-334-3300 or in an emergency dial 911 (inside city limits).