Good morning, Windsor Locks and East Windsor! Today is Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday, party and party and party and YEAH! Party and party and party and YEAH! Feb. 8, 2013; there are 326 days left in the year.
All this blizzard talk reminds me of one of my less brilliant moments of my life. In April 1982, there was a significant snowstorm that dumped something like two feet of snow in my hometown.
We had a stand alone garage that stood maybe 9 or 10 feet off the ground and I thought it would be brilliant if I jumped off it into the snow.
Remarkably, I emerged unscathed, although somewhat shaken and chastened that gravity still worked despited the inviting, soft-looking white stuff that lay tantalizingly on the ground below.
Anyhoo, because there are so many anticipated cancellations in the area, instead of a traditional Daily 5, I’m listing 5 pieces of advice for storm preparedness posted by our good neighbor South Windsor Town Councilor Dr. Saud Anwar. You can read his entire blog post on preparedness here. None of the items involves jumping off a building.
Here’s your Daily 5:
1. Recognize the potential risks, such as extended power outages and the possibility of blocked roads.
2. Stay indoors - have important phone numbers on hand and written down. Inform your family of your whereabouts.
3. Charge all of your electronic devices in advance. Also have a stock of batteries, candles, a lighter and/or matches. Make sure you have gas for your generator, if you have one.
4. Have warm clothes, plenty of blankets, firewood and sleeping bags on hand.
5. Fill your vehicle with gas. If you are planning on traveling (which is not recommended), be sure to have the items listed above in your vehicle.