Over the years, it’s been proven that winter storms are no joke. These storms have the ability to cut out power, leave people stranded on roads, and otherwise wreak serious havoc.
In some of the worst-case scenarios involving winter storms, some Americans have died or lost everything they have. This is why it’s so critical for people to take precautions when they know a storm is on the horizon.
Ultimately, precautions put people in the best possible shape to protect themselves from as much damage as possible. Now, in certain parts of the United States, Americans are bracing for terrible winter weather, as reported by NBC News.
What Every American Should Know
In states like South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Wyoming, etc., blizzards, ice, sleet, and snow are either on the horizon or have already emerged.
Therefore, residents in these communities are being advised to reconsider travel plans and stock up on supplies.
Winter storms will start across the state later today. Take this one seriously. Make wise decisions. Take care of your family — and your animals too! We’ll get through this, together. pic.twitter.com/lxCXdvUgSK
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) December 12, 2022
Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota recently put out a statement on social media, encouraging residents of her state to be mindful by looking out for themselves, their families, and their pets.
In South Dakota and Nevada specifically, ice, high winds, and multiple feet of snow are projected to materialize throughout this week.
People with flights into, through, or out of communities impacted by these storms can very well look forward to cancellations or considerable delays.
More Bad Weather to Come?
Winter 2021 saw considerably bad weather and dangerous conditions for travelers and folks on the road. This year could very well be a repeat of what happened during last year’s Christmas season.
Right now, millions of Americans are preparing for what’s to come. In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, law enforcement has joined the state’s governor in saying people should steer clear of travels that they can postpone until after the storm has run its course.
Because of the massive storms projected, some state offices are closed for the time being. How long these closures last will ultimately be determined by the severity of the weather, the recovery from heavy snow, sleet, ice, etc.
Due to freezing rain, heavy snow, and high winds, Interstate 90 will be closed both eastbound and westbound from Chamberlain (exit 265) to Rapid City (exit 67) beginning at 9 a.m. (MT)/10 a.m. (CT) on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022.
Read the full press release: https://t.co/5b35O9uGkA pic.twitter.com/c72655GOZA
— SDDOT (@SouthDakotaDOT) December 13, 2022
At this time, the safety of each and every person is what matters the most. Travel delays may not be convenient for those who had prior plans, but, in this case, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Across the nation, Americans can follow what the weather is like in northern areas of the country, along with future climate projections for the weeks ahead.
Are you in a community that is being drastically impacted by snowstorms and nasty winter weather this season? You’re more than welcome to let us know in the comments area what precautions you’re taking in order to stay safe amid all of this.This article appeared in Right Wing Insider and has been published here with permission.