Storm To-Do's From Montgomery County
The Borough wants to pass along this storm prep information from Montgomery County:
TUESDAY “TO DO” LIST: With the likelihood of significant snow
(and potential power outages) on the way, here are 10 things you
should plan on doing Tuesday in preparation for the storm:
1) Reconsider travel plans – Roads will likely be a mess on
Wednesday in all directions, especially during the day. Fewer cars
on the road mean more room for snow plows!
2) Fuel up your vehicles – Make sure you have at least half a
tank of fuel in your vehicles. It keeps the lines from freezing.
3) Fuel up your generators and snow blowers – This is especially important if you used your equipment with this past storm.
4) Restock your batteries – Your battery-operated radios and
flashlights probably got a good workout this weekend. Swap them
out with fresh ones just in case they’re called to duty again.
5) Plug away! – Make sure your portable electronic devices are
fully charged before going to bed Tuesday night. If the power
goes out, you’re going to need a way to stay connected to what’s
6) Go shopping – If you lost power Friday, chances are good that
you’re planning on replenishing those food items lost in refrigerator. Don’t forget to grab some non-perishable food and bottled water to have on hand.
7) Ice, ice baby – While at the store, snag a bag or two of ice that
you can stick inside the refrigerator or freezer in case the power
goes out again. The good news is that temperatures should be
cold enough at night to store that ice in coolers or plastic storage
8) Think “Margaritaville” – Don’t be like Jimmy Buffett! Make
sure your shakers are full of rock salt, ice melt, or whatever your
preferred method is to prevent and remove slippery surfaces. Cat
litter can also work in a pinch ... just not in your margarita. Yuck!
9) Hire some help – If you know someone in the neighborhood
who has access to a teenager or young adult, get a hold of them
today and ask if they’d be willing to help shovel your snow. This is
going to be a wet, heavy snow so consider outsourcing the
10) Hit the ATM – You might need the dough to pay the
neighbor’s kid for digging you out. It’s also a good idea to have
cash on hand.
Here’s a bonus task (and one you hopefully already do): Please
check on friends and neighbors who live alone or those who you
think might need assistance. If you see someone on the street
who is dealing with homelessness, there are resources in
Montgomery County available to help them find a safe place to
escape the cold. Connect them with Your Way Home by dialing 2-
1- 1 or 1-866-964-7925. If it’s a life or death situation, call 9-1- 1
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News compiled by Ed Ridgway, NBA president, marketing consultant, and a COMPASS real estate agent with the Cindy Ridgway team.