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Feb 06
2013
Steve Marr

New England Snowstorm Highlights Preparation Needs

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Weather forecaster are reporting Boston, and parts of New England could see between 12 and 30 inches of snow this week, combined with high winds that would create a very dangers blizzard situation.  

 

Ideally, readers have already made preparations for supplies of water, food, back up heat and power generation if needed. If not, act now before shelves are cleared out as the storm approaches.

The storm is forecast to hit late Friday, intensify overnight and then start tapering off on Saturday. Some storms don’t live up to the hype, but wise folks follow King Salomon's advice, “A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” (Proverbs 27:12 NLT)

Far better to be ready for a storm, and then able to help others then to be caught without preparations, then to be caught unprepared.

The storm is forecast to cause blizzard conditions and high snow drifts. If you loose power, heat or water you will not be able to evacuate, you will be stuck for a day or two until the storm clears.

Now is the time to invite others to stay with you if you are prepared, or to seek shelter with others if needed. To wait, unprepared, and just hope for the best is an unwise plan.

Snow Forecast Through Saturday

Above: updated snow forecast from Weather Channel

Update: Blizzard warning now extended for most of New Your City, please pay attention to the warning below:

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions... making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded... stay with your vehicle.

Update: Hurricane force wind warning posted for much of the Massachusetts coast Saturday from 1:00 AM to 1:00 PM:


* winds and seas... northeast winds 40 to 50 kt with gusts up to 65 kt. Seas 32 to 37 feet.

* Location... outer waters off eastern Massachusetts extending
southward towards Nantucket.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... A hurricane force wind warning means winds of 64 knots or greater
are imminent or occurring. All vessels should remain in port... or
take shelter as soon as possible... until the extremely dangerous
winds and waves subside.

Take the step of becoming a ready Christian, start here: http://bit.ly/tUQEcu 


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