It’s been a while since we’ve had a major winter storm, but the one headed our way on Friday and Saturday is being called by forecasters “potentially historic.” Upwards of two feet of snow may fall in our area. The snow will be accompanied by strong winds, and blizzard conditions are expected in some areas. Power outages are a distinct possibility.
Southborough emergency personnel are closely monitoring the storm, and have been taking part in conference calls with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service. Officials are getting ready, and they urge residents to do the same.
MEMA has a host of useful information posted on its website to help you prepare for winter weather. One key piece of advice is to put together a winter emergency supply kit. Your kit should include the following:
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Portable radio or NOAA Weather Radio with extra batteries
- First-aid kit
- Essential prescription medicines
- Non-perishable Food
- Non-electric can opener
- Water (one gallon per person/per day)
- Baby items
- Extra blankets and sleeping bags
- Fire extinguisher
For more tips on what to do before, during, and after a winter storm, visit the MEMA website.