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Winter Travel Tips

Road Condition Phone Numbers
South Dakota ? 605-367-5707
Minnesota ? 800-542-0220
North Dakota ? 701-328-7623
Iowa ? 515-288-1047
Nebraska ? 402-471-453

Member Insurance Companies
Allstate Insurance Company
American Family Mutual Ins. Company
Austin Mutual Insurance Group
Auto-Owners Insurance Company
Buckeye State Mutual
Center Mutual Insurance Company
Continental Western Ins. Company
EMC Ins. Co.
Farm Bureau Insurance
Farmers Insurance Group
Farmers Mutual of Nebraska
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company
Midwest Family Mutual Ins. Company
Missouri Valley Insurance
Nationwide/Allied Group
North Star Companies
Northwest GF Mutual Insurance
Progressive Companies
Risk Administration Services
Sentry Insurance
State Auto Insurance Companies
State Farm Insurance
The IMT Group
United Fire and Casualty
Western National

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Are You Aware of These Chilling Facts?

Once temperatures reach ?25 degrees F, either actual temperature or wind chill, that flesh will freeze in one minute?

When temperatures reach ?75 degrees F, flesh will freeze in less than 30 seconds.

The member companies of the South Dakota Insurance Alliance (SDIA), a non-profit property and casualty trade association, offer this brief guide to assist area residents. The winter weather in our area can become quite severe rather quickly. There are major areas of our state that are quite isolated, unpopulated and not very well traveled. SDIA encourages travelers to monitor weather conditions frequently when such conditions are evident. A weather radio provides timely updates on severe weather conditions. Travelers are encouraged to prepare and remember to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones.
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Build Your Own Survival Kit:

  1. Blankets or sleeping bag
  2. Winter coats, snowmobile suit, hats, gloves and boots
  3. Candles, matches, an empty coffee can or two for assorted uses
  4. First aid kit
  5. Flashlight with fresh batteries
  6. A small battery powered radio
  7. Shovel and some sand
  8. A red cloth or flag to tie to your antenna
  9. High energy foods such as granola bars, dried fruit
  10. Cellular phone with fully charged batteries

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A Few Reminders:

  1. When running your engine for heat, crack your window to avoid carbon monoxide build-up and poisoning.
  2. Tell others of your departure time, destination and planned route.
  3. Stay with your vehicle if conditions are too severe to walk for help.
  4. Travel with a full tank of gas.
  5. Keep exhaust pipes clear of snow.

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