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Stay a step ahead of the storm with tips from the NBC Chicago Storm Team

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:02 AM CDT

What to Do After the Storm has Passed

What to Do After the Storm has Passed

Andy Avalos takes you through a post-storm check list for homeowners and community members to work through after the inclement weather has passed.

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 03:20 PM CST

20 Tips for Commuting During Winter Weather

20 Tips for Commuting During Winter Weather

When the temperatures drop and the snow starts to fall, what can you do to stay safe? Here are 20 tips from Chicago-area transit agencies for commuting in winter weather.

Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 at 11:32 AM CST

Tips for Keeping Pets Warm as Temperatures Drop

Tips for Keeping Pets Warm as Temperatures Drop

As the temperatures drop across the Chicago area, area animal shelters remind pet owners to consider their pet's safety and well-being during the cold season.

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 09:30 AM CDT

See When Your Street Will Be Plowed

See When Your Street Will Be Plowed

Nothing is worse than spending hours shoveling your street just for a city plow to come by moments later. Luckily, there are several ways to know when exactly your neighborhood will be plowed.

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 07:24 AM CDT

Stay Weather Aware With the NBC Chicago App

Stay Weather Aware With the NBC Chicago App

Inclement weather is unavoidable in Chicago. But when severe storms and winter snow is headed your way, it’s important to know early and often what Mother Nature has in store.

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