Fall is the Time to Prepare for Winter

It’s never too early to prepare for the winter season. September is National Preparedness Month and as it wraps up, Uintah County Emergency Manager Tal Ehlers is urging folks Basin wide to get winter preparations underway, especially in vehicles. “The first thing everyone needs to do is make sure they have a winter car kit ready and in place,” shares Ehlers. “It’s important to have the ability to stay warm and keep extra items such as food, water, blankets and winter gear.” It’s also crucial to let someone know your travel plans before heading out. Let someone know where you are going, when you have arrived and when you should be back. “This is important even with something as simple as going between Vernal and Roosevelt or traveling to Salt Lake,” shares Ehlers. “Also remember to keep a cell phone charger and just be prepared. The roads can become treacherous in the winter.”

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.