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Extreme cold and snowstorms can be dangerous, whether you're at home or on the road.

If you live in or are traveling to an area that is prone to severe winter weather, plan ahead with these tips from

Keep an emergency kit in your car. Prepare for three days of self-sufficiency, including food, blankets, and tools like jumper cables and ice scrapers to support your car itself.
Prepare your home for cold weather. Check for proper insulation, learn how to turn off water valves if a pipe bursts, and keep space heaters on hand in case of a heat shutdown.
Be aware of cold-related medical emergencies. Hypothermia and frostbite can hit when you're exposed to sustained cold weather. Know the signs of these preventable conditions in both children and adults.

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Dealership’s “White Friday” Deal: Buy A New Vehicle Now, Get A Refund If It Snows 6 Inches On Christmas

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We’ve seen retailers make a big gamble for events like the Super Bowl (and lose millions in merchandise, in one case), but this might be the first time we’ve caught wind of a car dealership willing togive out free cars just to woo Black Friday shoppers.
In what one Chicago-area Buick dealership is calling a “White Friday” sale, customers who buy any brand new Buick or GMC vehicle on Nov. 28 and 29 will have the chance to get all that money back come Christmas, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The catch is, it has to snow six inches or more on Christmas Day, a measurement that must be recorded at the O’Hare International Airport weather station.
The chances of getting any amount of snowfall in Chicago on that day are between 40% to 50%, according to the Illinois Climatologist office, much less an entire six inches.
Even so, if the dealership is smart, it’s got some kind of insurance policy backing this deal up.
Dealership offers free cars if it snows on Christmas Day [Chicago…