Storm predictions have been updatedÂ and changed a bit by the Washington Post:Â
Nor’easter Stella is going to hit tonight, just after rush hour, and continue into Tuesday. Â The storm will be moving south to north. Total accumulations, from the Washington Post:Â
For some areas, this storm will be a nuisance and for others a major disruption to our lives. Â An excellent timeline for the storm is here.Â
What these levels mean:
Many of us are facing a level 3 or 4 storm. Â So how do we prepare? Â It’s not just bread, milk, and toilet paper, but those are a good place to start. Â This will be a heavy snow so there are likely to be power outages. Â For many of us in the heavier snow areas, we are supplied water by our wells and pumps. Â If power is out, we have no water. Â I would suggest having plenty of bottled water on hand and fill the bathtubs with water to flush the toilets and to wash. Â Do you have flashlights and batteries? Â Can you easily find them in the dark? Â Do you have enough food to last a couple of days and food that need not be refrigerated because you won’t want to beÂ opening and closing the refrigerator if your power is out? Â Do you have enough pet food? Â If you’re running low on dog or cat food or iguana treats, Â get more this afternoon on your way home. Â Making homemade dog food during a power outage won’t be fun and may not be possible. DO NOT under any circumstances leave your pets outside. Â They will die. Â If you intend to use your propane grill to cook, do you have enough propane in the tank? Â If you are running low on any medications get the refilled today.
The Washington Post has a handy dandy checklist for storm preparation here.Â How well do you score?