Red Cross on 'high alert' for winter storm - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Red Cross on 'high alert' for winter storm

Winter preparedness checklist (Courtesy of Red Cross) Winter preparedness checklist (Courtesy of Red Cross)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

American Red Cross of the Western Carolinas is on high alert with snow and ice forecasted for the area during the mid-week.

The Red Cross said they are preparing to create and/or help community warming shelters in the event of power outages in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

The Red Cross urged people in the area to check the forecast for changing conditions and avoid non-essential travel during the periods of snow and ice, after the winter weather advisory was issued for all Upstate counties and several mountain areas.

FOX Carolina Chief Meteorologist Kendra Kent has forecasted several possible inches of snow in the area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Monday, the Red Cross released a checklist to the public of winter weather tips and essential supplies for people in the area that may be affected by the storm. 

At the top of the checklist is water, food, flashlight and batteries, followed by a first aid kit.

Copyright 2014 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • Thursday's Digital Shortcast

    Thursday's Digital Shortcast

    Thursday, March 23 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-03-24 00:08:43 GMT

    Happening today: Police have made an arrest in the brazen robbery and kidnapping of two Maui tourists. Also: Lyft is headed to the Neighbor Islands.

    More >>

    Happening today: Police have made an arrest in the brazen robbery and kidnapping of two Maui tourists. Also: Lyft is headed to the Neighbor Islands.

    More >>
  • Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge

    Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge

    Thursday, March 23 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-03-23 23:28:37 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-03-23 23:28:37 GMT

    A statement from the Mormon church issued on behalf of relatives says a Utah man was among those killed in a London attack and his wife was seriously injured.

    More >>

    A statement from the Mormon church issued on behalf of relatives says a Utah man was among those killed in a London attack and his wife was seriously injured.

    More >>
  • Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

    Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

    Thursday, March 23 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-03-23 23:17:18 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-03-23 23:17:18 GMT

    Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police say the suspect's motives are unclear.

    More >>

    Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police say the suspect's motives are unclear.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly