The Winter Blizzard of 2015 is upon us! Are you ready? The Governor of Massachusetts has declared a State of Emergency and a ban on travel after midnight on all state roadways. This way plow crews will be able to get the roads cleared without unnecessary traffic. You could be arrested for driving after midnight so make sure you get where you are going and stay there. Bridges are expected to be closed after midnight like the Braga Bridge so plan accordingly.
Our area is under a Blizzard Warning. The forecast calls for heavy snow,strong winds and blizzard conditions beginning late tonight and continuing until early Wednesday. The most severe portion of the storm will be from tonight through Tuesday afternoon. A total accumulation of 20-30 inches could fall in the New Bedford area. Also sustained winds from the North/Northesast of 15-25 mph with gusts of 65-75 mph. There could be white-out conditions.
Be prepared. There could be wide-spread power outages.
Here are some tips:
Keep your radios and devices plugged in and have extra batteries for your flashlights.
Make sure generators are ready to go. Never run one inside the house. They need air to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Have extra blankets ready and wood for your fireplace or woodstove.
Have snow shovels ready. Take it easy shoveling and take frequent breaks.
Have meals prepared that you don’t have to cook in case the power goes out.
Have your car filled with gas. If the power goes out, the pumps won’t work.
Check on elderly family members and neighbors. Help them with shoveling and clearing off paths. Make sure they are warm and ok.
Have some activities for the kids that don’t involve electricity such as board games, crafts, books, coloring or painting activities.
Most of all stay calm and plan on staying in and enjoying some much needed family time.
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This blog was originally posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on January 26, 2015
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