Dec. 11-17 is Winter Weather Preparedness Week

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory is urging North Carolinians to be ready for potentially dangerous winter weather. Emergency Management officials say to keep three days of nonperishable food and batteries in your home, vent kerosene heaters and keep any electric generators outside, and do not burn charcoal indoors. Keep alternative heating sources and fire extinguishers on hand and store an emergency kit in your vehicle. Also, have a plan to check on elderly neighbors and bring pets indoors during freezing temperatures.A Winter Watch means severe winter conditions could occur, while Warning indicates that four or more inches of snow or sleet are expected within 12 hours. Advisories indicate that winter weather conditions are expected to cause delays and problems.