December 2020 Storm

We are expecting a significant storm this afternoon into tomorrow. Here are some things to keep in mind:

Preparing for driving in a winter storm
The best thing to do in a winter storm is stay off of the roads to avoid accidents and to allow plow trucks to do their job. However, some people must travel in a storm, so here are some things to do to prepare for travel in winter weather:

  • Fill up your gas tank and windshield wiper fluid
  • Put blankets and extra clothes (gloves, hats, etc.) in your vehicle
  • Put a candle and lighter in your car (here is information on how to safely heat a vehicle: click here)
  • Clean all ice and snow from your vehicle (make sure to check tailpipe)

Other tips
Here are some other things to remember during the storm:

  • Take frequent breaks while shoveling and clearing snow to avoid over-exertion
  • Wear protective clothing while outside to prevent frostbite and hypothermia
  • Never use unsafe means to heat your home, such as bringing a generator indoors. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a significant danger during a storm

FEMA has provided an excellent guide for preparing for a winter storm. You can find it here: FEMA Winter Storm Guide