Be pre­pared

The News & Observer - - Triangle & N.c. -

Gov. Roy Cooper’s of­fice of­fered the fol­low­ing tips for pre­par­ing for this week­end’s win­ter storm fore­cast:

● Stock enough non­per­ish­able food for three days.

● Have fresh bat­ter­ies on hand.

● Dress warmly with mul­ti­ple lay­ers.

● Prop­erly vent heaters and keep gen­er­a­tors out­side to pre­vent car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing; con­tinue to mon­i­tor the fore­cast.

● Keep an emer­gency kit in your ve­hi­cle, in­clud­ing ice scraper, jumper ca­bles, a tow chain, sand, salt, blan­kets, flash­lights, a first aid kit and map.

● Check on neigh­bors, es­pe­cially el­derly and dis­abled.

● In­clude pets in emer­gency plans by pack­ing emer­gency sup­plies such as food, med­i­ca­tion, med­i­cal records, wa­ter, leash and col­lar or car­rier.

CLOUDS WILL BE­GIN TO THICKEN ACROSS THE TRI­AN­GLE AHEAD OF THE STORM ON SATUR­DAY AND A WIN­TRY MIX OF RAIN, SNOW AND SLEET IS EX­PECTED TO AR­RIVE LATE SATUR­DAY, CON­TIN­U­ING ON SUN­DAY AND POS­SI­BLY INTO MON­DAY.

For more in­for­ma­tion for how to pre­pare for win­ter storms, go to: rea­dync.org. ...................................................................................................................

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