Snow, snow go away…. or, advise on dealing with it when it comes

February 16th, 2015 by admin

~~In addition to staying off the roads when snow is falling, residents should take the following actions:

• Keep devices charged so you will have a way follow weather forecasts and local emergency information.
• Be cautious shoveling snow to avoid overexertion. Take frequent breaks and keep hydrated.
• If you must travel, make sure to have a car chargers, kitty litter or sand for traction, and extra drinks and snacks in case you get stuck in traffic.
• Let friends or family know of your travel route and expected arrival times.
• Make sure pets are not kept outside without shelter in cold and snowy weather and be aware that salt and other ice melting materials may hurt animal’s paws.
• Dress in layers, taking care to keep your hands covered.
• Know who to contact in the case of a power outage.

For more information about winter weather preparedness, please visit the following websites:

MEMA: www.mema.maryland.gov
 DHMH: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/winterrpts/SitePages/Home.aspx
 FEMA: www.ready.gov and click on the Winter Storms link
 American Red Cross: www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster and click on Winter Storm.