With Winter Approaching, Thanksgiving is the Right Time to Prepare for Snow Storms and Cold Weather
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Offers Winter Preparedness Tips for this Holiday Season
REISTERSTOWN, Md. (November 21, 2018) — With Thanksgiving preparations happening now, the arrival of the holiday season is the right time to make sure you are prepared for winter weather.
“As we enter the busy holiday season and areas across our state are more likely to experience winter weather, I urge all Marylanders to put safety first,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “By planning ahead and following local forecasts and warnings, we can all have a safe and enjoyable time with family and friends.”
No matter what part of the state you live in, the winter season brings the potential for cold weather and slippery roads and sidewalks. Simple steps such as making a family communications plan and winterizing your family’s emergency supply kit can increase preparedness throughout the holiday season.
“We already experienced a winter storm for most parts of Maryland last week,” said MEMA Executive Director Russ Strickland. “History shows us that most of the state will experience some bad weather over the next few months. Our message is simple: Make preparations now so you can avoid the last minute rush for snow shovels, salt, and other winter essentials.”
MEMA has gathered a number of winter preparedness and safety tips that will be shared throughout the season through our social media channels. Here are some of the highlights:
In addition to these tips, MEMA please check out this winter preparedness tip video(bit.ly/Winter-Preparedness-Tips) on our YouTube Channel. Additional information about winter preparedness can be found on our website (www.mema.maryland.gov), our Twitter feed, our Facebook page, our LinkedIn page and our YouTube site.