Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Motorists are advised of dangerous conditions this weekend
(Madison) Motorists need to be ready for another winter storm that will hit much of Wisconsin on Sunday bringing freezing rain and heavy snow. Motorists are advised to stay home but if you need to drive, please take the following precautions. Assemble a disaster supply kit for your vehicle. Items include:
· A full tank of gas
· Blankets or sleeping bags
· Extra warm and protective clothing
· Water and nonperishable food such as energy bars
· Portable radio, flashlight and extra batteries
· Flares and a large, brightly colored piece of cloth
· A cell phone
If you become stuck:
· Stay with your car. Don’t try to walk to safety.
· Tie a brightly colored cloth to the car where others can see.
· Start the car and use the heater for about 10 minutes every hour. Keep the exhaust pipe clear.
· Leave the overhead light on when the engine is running so you can be seen.
· As you sit, keep moving your arms and legs to keep blood circulating and to stay warm.
· Keep one window slightly open, away from the blowing wind, to let in air.
Also before you leave home, notify a friend or family member about your travel plans and when you expect to arrive at your destination. Keep them informed about where you are at and when you have arrived safely. Make sure you have a cell phone with you.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has winter road conditions posted at www.dot.wisconsin.gov or call 1-800-ROADWIS (762-3947).