Winter Storm Alert
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area until 6 p.m. Sunday evening. A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet, and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. Anne Arundel County is forecasted for 6 to 8 inches of snow, with temperatures in the 30s and winds gusts of 20 mph and less.
Anne Arundel County Emergency Management and officials are tracking the storm closely. The Office of Emergency Management is encouraging motorists to limit travel during the storm to allow road crews and first responders to do their jobs. If you must travel during the storm, leave plenty of room between you and other vehicles and reduce your speed.
To help ensure you are ready for the storm, Emergency Management officials urge you to:
- Dress warmly. Wear multiple layers of thin clothing instead of a single layer of thick clothing.
- Properly vent kerosene heaters and keep any electric generators outside and away from open windows or doors to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Never burn charcoal or operate grills indoors.
- Monitor changing forecasts and weather conditions
- Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle. Include scraper, jumper cables, tow chain, sand/salt, blankets, flashlight, first aid kit and road map.
- Check on neighbors
- Bring pets inside
For more information on how to prepare for winter storms, visit the Anne Arundel County’s website at https://www.aacounty.org/departments/office-of-emergency-management/index.html