*Statement from Watauga County Emergency Management*
A strong winter weather event will impact our area starting tonight that will bring heavy snow and the potential for freezing rain. We would like to remind Watauga County residents and visitors to prepare for this event by doing the following:
Refrain from traveling in all manners during this winter event if possible.
Make sure all your needed medications, and oxygen are filled ahead of time as pharmacies will likely be closed over the next few days.
Have a strong food and water supply established.
Have a secondary source for heating in the event of power outages. Ensure all fuel burning heating appliances are properly vented to avoid carbon monoxide exposure.
In the event of an emergency remember to dial 911.
Continually monitor weather stations.