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Winter Weather Day at Local Middle School


Educating parents and students in Sherman Tuesday night.  Believe it or not, it's time to talk winter weather.  So, a group at Piner Middle School is getting a lesson in saving money.  KTEN's Chris Severy reports on an idea that actually came from Texas Governor Rick Perry with winter weather awareness day.

About 20 students are taught their parents things like how to put weather stripping on their house and make sure windows and doors are sealed properly.  The students at Piner got a grant for this program.  And Lowe's Home Improvement also stepped up by donating outside faucet covers to each of the parents.  And even though it's short sleeve weather outside, one only has to remember the freak snow storm back in March of 2007 to know the weather in Texoma can change just like that.  That's part of why the State of Texas recognizes November 10th as severe winter weather awareness day.  Storms like that one can strand drivers without notice.  And that's why it's important to keep certain emergency supplies in your car at all times.  Those would be things like blankets and extra clothes.  Cell phones, radio, flashlight and extra batteries.  Non-perishable foods and bottled water.  It's also helpful to keep sand or cat-litter to help de-ice the road.  And also a window scraper, tools and maybe even a shovel.  It might seem ridiculous when the weather is as warm as it has been the past week or so, but experts say there's no better time to get prepared.