With cooler weather headed our way, local agencies encourage people to be prepared. This week marks the Winter Weather Awareness Week in the state of Alabama. The week is focused on making sure people are prepared for the dangers that could occur during the winter months.
Gadsden-Etowah County Emergency Management Agency Public Information Officer Breonna Cole says the weather can change in a second.
Cole says it is important to have a kit for your vehicle in case you are stranded. The kit should have blankets and other necessities.
To get a full list of what you might need in your emergency kit you can visit the Gadsden-Etowah County EMA.