What you need to know ahead of the snow storm

Posted: 9:01 AM, Mar 13, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-13 17:20:58-04

The storm forecasted for Monday night and Tuesday morning will bring snow to the Baltimore area, and more north of the city.

In preparation,  and the Maryland Emergency Management Agenc y has a checklist for you and your family to go through to ensure you have everything you need to make it through the weather comfortably.

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First, they say create a plan:

  • Talk with your family about what you need to do to prepare
  • Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1
  • Talk about what to do if the power goes out

Then, complete your preparation checklist:

  • Do you have a fully stocked emergency kit ?
  • Rock salt
  • Sand 
  • Snow shovel
  • Necessities (food, water, toilet paper, garbage bags)
  • Three ways to create fire
  • Batteries
  • Battery powered radio
  • Flashlight
  • Battery powered charger for cell phones
  • Manual can opener
  • Medication

And check your car:

  • Antifreeze levels
  • Fuel
  • Lights
  • Tires

During the storm, government agencies suggest you minimize travel as much as possible, to keep you from getting stuck in the cold.

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