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Are you ready for blizzard conditions Carroll County, MD?

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Real Estate Agent with Frankly Real Estate Inc.

Are you ready for blizzard conditions Carroll County, MD?

 

Mater Snow storm Feb 2014

 

Extreme Cold, Blizzard conditions in store for Carroll County, MD Governor Hogan signed an executive order placing Maryland in a State of Emergency effective 7 am Friday, January 22, 2016!

 

What does a State of Emergency really mean anyway? Depending on the specifics of the e

mergency, it allows the Governor to access certain resources and coordinate them across the state.

 

Prepare, plan and stay informed.

 

Most of us have been through this before, it’s a fact of living in beautiful Maryland. It never hurts to review your plan. Make sure you have critical items onhand and communication open with your family members, neighbors and friends.  Don't forget the furry ones! Prepare in advance and respect the cold - The National Weather Service refers to winter storms as “Deceptive Killers.”

 

According to mental_floss 7 causes of death during a winter storm are:

  1. Car Accidents

  2. Slip and Falls

  3. Snow Shoveling

  4. Hypothermia

  5. Thin Ice

  6. Falling Trees and Ice

  7. Roof and Building Collapses



Critical items to have on hand:

  • Food - enough for a week.
  • Water - don't forget enough for your pets.
  • Fully Charged cell phone and battery backup if you have one.
  • Batteries
  • Medications - enough for a week.
  • Blankets
  • Warm clothes

 

Remember:

  • Minimize travel, don’t drive if you don’t need to.
  • Carbon Monoxide poisoning occurs accidentally in blizzard conditions

Make sure generators are vented correctly.

Don’t use a grill inside.

Don’t use camp stoves, gasoline, propane, natural gas of charcoal burning inside your home, garage, crawlspace or basement

  • Stay dry
  • Dress warm in loose-fitting layered clothing.

 

If your home loses power or heat for more than a few hours or if you do not have adequate supplies to stay warm in your home overnight, you may want to go to a designated public shelter if you can get there safely. Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (e.g., SHELTER20472).

 

For more details visit: ready.gov/winter-weather


Please be safe.

Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Went to the Supermarket earlier today and it was packed and bread & milk was low in supply !

Jan 21, 2016 08:53 AM
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Michael J. Perry I think everything is in short supply, except panic & worry. Be safe my friend.

Jan 21, 2016 10:53 PM