DECEMBER 8, 2005 - Posted at 6:37 a.m. CST
JONESBORO, AR - As the first winter storm of the season strikes Region 8, emergency services officials say this is an excellent time to make sure your vehicle is prepared for severe winter weather, especially in the event that your caught in a storm.
Craighead County Emergency Management Director Jack Richardson says its always a good idea to keep certain survival items in your vehicle. "Heavy blankets and wet weather clothing, rubber boots, things like this in your car could be helpful. Having a tow-rope, maybe some strap-on tire chains," Richardson said.