Winter Weather Awareness Week: Making an emergency kit for your car
Sunday, November 5, 2017 11:54 PM EST
By Claire Sarafin, Weekend Anchor, Reporter
Eau Claire (WQOW) -- Severe winter weather may not be here just yet, but it's coming. The Stormtracker 18 Weather Team wants you to be prepared well in advance and will bring you tips to stay safe throughout Winter Weather Awareness Week.
Chippewa Falls (WQOW) -- All September long News 18 has been reporting on the Critchfields, a former Mondovi family that recently moved to Puerto Rico to escape the cold Wisconsin Winters. At last check, the family was holding up fine in their new home after Hurricanes Irma and Maria swept over the island. But now their family tells News 18 the situation down there is getting much worse. Margret Perry said more than a week after Maria made landfall, the family is still without power and plumbing.
Eau Claire (WQOW) -- A local group has scheduled a vigil at Phoenix Park in Eau Claire to show solidarity with the people of Charlottesville, Virginia after a weekend of deadly chaos there. Indivisible Chippewa Valley is encouraging people to come together at Phoenix Park Sunday night to "mourn and gather in solidarity with those who were attacked by standing together against hate in our own community." The vigil is expected to run from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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Selecting a term
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