The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Winter Weather Advisory beginning in the afternoon of Thursday, February 8th and continuing until early evening of Friday, February 9th. 6-10+ inches of snow are expected to fall during this time period. For information from the National Weather Service, click here.
Before the snow begins to fall make sure you are prepared by following the preparedness tips below:
- Listen to emergency broadcasts
- Have extra blankets, sleeping bags, and warm winter coats ready in case of a power outage
- If using an electric space heater, use one with automatic shut-off switches and keep at least 3 feet away from furniture and drapes
- Use battery-powered flashlights or lanterns if there is a power outage
- Have a week’s worth of food and safety supplies on hand such as drinking water, canned/no-cook food, first-aid kit, etc.
- Leave all water taps slightly open so they drip continuously
- Keep the indoor temperature warm
- Open kitchen cabinet doors under the kitchen sink
For more Winter Weather Preparedness tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please click here.