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Posted on: January 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Updated Weather Report: Blizzard watch is in effect for Queen Anne's County!


Centreville – Queen Anne’s County is preparing for a winter storm to impact the area Friday evening through Sunday morning. Queen Anne’s County has been issued a Blizzard Watch for this weekend. This means it is possible to have blowing snow that reduces visibility to ¼ mile or less and sustained winds of 35 mph or greater. The National Weather Service’s latest forecast is expecting 12-18 inches of snow and strong northeast winds from 25-35 mph.

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services Director, Scott Haas “urges citizen to make preparations and plan to stay off the road during this weather event. “

Director Haas also advises that the county Emergency Operations Center will be activated Friday evening to begin coordinating response efforts.

If you have not already began preparation do so now. Power outages are possible due to heavy snow and wind.

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services asks citizen to take the following actions:

- Stay off the roads while the snow is following
- If you must travel, make sure you have your emergency supplies and let friends and family know of your travel route
- Keep all of your devices charged
- Be cautious when shoveling snow. Take breaks and keep hydrated
- Make sure pets are not kept outside without shelter in cold and snowy conditions
- Dress warmly and make sure your hands are covered
- Be a good neighbor and check on seniors
- Never use a generator inside your home or in any partially enclosed areas.
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