The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center is encouraging Sussex Countians to prepare for what’s predicted to be a cold, snowy winter.
Even though this year’s hurricane season was a quiet one, residents are still urged to take steps to prepare for the winter storm season, which will run through March. Snowstorms and nor’easters can cause high winds, flooding, snowy and icy roads and downed power lines that can make travel treacherous. A strengthening La Nina and varying Arctic Oscillation patterns are expected to contribute to a stormy winter here in the Mid-Altantic.
Before a storm, spread ice melter on walkways and driveways, and use sand for better traction. Have shovels handy, and be sure your vehicle is ready for winter weather. During a storm, listen to local media or Weather Radio for information. If necessary, take steps to conserve fuel and power, and dress appropriately for cold weather.
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