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Atlantic County issues tips on preparing for snow, cold snap

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A winter storm warning has been issued for our area beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22 with the potential for snow accumulations of 5-9 inches and bitterly cold air as temperatures continue to fall into the single digits during the evening and overnight hours on Tuesday. Winds are expected to increase throughout the day on Tuesday resulting in blowing and drifting snow that will make travel increasingly hazardous with periods of low visibility.

Motorists are reminded to stay well behind salt trucks and snow plows. When shoveling your driveways, place snow on the "down" street side, to the left of the driveway when facing it from the street.

Residents are encouraged to monitor weather forecasts and media outlets for updates, as well as to make preparations by reviewing their family emergency plans; restocking emergency supplies such as flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food and water; charging electronic devices; checking on elderly and infirm relatives and neighbors; fueling vehicles, having cash and medications on hand, and making preparations for pets. For more storm preparation tips, visit the county's emergency website at: www.readyatlantic.org/prepare/winter.asp

Residents should also heed the recommendations of local emergency management officials. For non-life threatening emergencies, residents may call their local emergency management office for storm assistance. Numbers for each municipal office are available online at www.readyatlantic.org/mainpages/localems.asp as well as in the blue pages of the Verizon phone book.

Click here to access www.ReadyAtlantic.org.


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