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Posted on: January 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] QAC DES Urges Citizens to Prepare for Winter Weather This Weekend

CENTREVILLE - The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for our area Friday evening through Sunday morning. Winds could gust between 30 to 40 m.p.h. and heavy snow is expected. The heaviest precipitation is expected Friday evening through Saturday evening.
Snow totals are not certain at this time but citizens are encouraged to start preparing for winter weather conditions and begin monitoring weather reports and staying informed.
Queen Anne’s County Commission President Mark Anderson, is asking residents to begin preparations now and plan to stay indoors and off the roads for the duration of this event.
“All necessary preparations have been taken in order for the county to respond to the inclement weather, whatever it may be,” said Anderson.

The Department of Emergency Services encourages citizens to begin preparations:
- Stay Informed and watch the local weather reports
- Gather your Emergency Supplies
- Install battery powered or battery backup carbon monoxide detectors
- Never use a generator inside your home or in any partially enclosed areas
- Stay off the roads during winter weather
- If you must go out keep a winter emergency kit in your car, including a shovel, ice scraper, road salt / cat litter and warm clothes
- Be a good neighbor and check on seniors.
- Bring your pets inside and never leave them inside a parked car

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