By Shelby Flores
Winter has hit Rockbridge County, and it’s bringing unusually freezing temperatures with it.
County Emergency Management Coordinator Robert Foresman says he believes many people aren’t prepared for the extreme temperatures that may grip the area this winter. He says people need to use common sense to stay warm. But other resources are available to help citizens through the winter. Rockbridge County’s citizen alert system notifies residents of emergencies, such as approaching storms. Preparation tips and access to the alert system are available on the county’s Emergency Management website. The state of Virginia also has tips on its Department of Emergency Management website.