When the storms hit, the City of Boston continues to operate because of hard working and dedicated staff like Kevin. Peek inside 6 Tide Street, the City’s largest snow farm, and one of the farmers behind it.
Boston public works has now hauled 200,000 cubic yards of snow off streets and melted 120,000 of them.
Winter Storm Warning: Take Action! A winter storm is imminent or occurring. If you hear a warning, immediately go home or shelter in place until it is safe to travel again. If you are home, bring in pets and plan to stay inside until you are told it is safe to go out again.
Winter Storm Watch: Be Prepared! A Winter Storm Watch when conditions are favorable for dangerous winter weather. It does not mean the weather will occur, but it is possible. Make preparations for dangerous winter weather.
Winter Weather Advisory: Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. When caution is used, these situations should not be life threatening.
Blizzards, ice storms, Nor’easters and freezing cold – winter can be a killer. The season can have a huge impact on travel, schools, businesses and health. Just look at what happen to Buffalo recently, where people were trapped at home and in their cars due to snow measured by the foot. Or the Thanksgiving Nor’easter that disrupted the busiest travel day of the year and left more than 400,000 people without power in the northeast. Don’t let winter hazards catch you unprepared. Follow these simple steps to stay safe this winter
Know your risk – Check the forecast before you leave the house. Familiarize yourself with watches, warnings and advisories so you know what to do when the National Weather Service issues one for your area
Take Action – Make sure you have an emergency supplies kit in both your home and car. If possible, avoid leaving your home if hazardous winter weather is approaching. If you must leave, make sure you are dressed for the elements and that your mobile phone is fully charged. If it’s too cold for you to be outside, it’s also too cold for pets. Make sure to provide a warm, dry place for any animals that typically stay outdoors.
Be a Force of Nature – Set an example and others will follow. Take to social media to post about approaching hazardous weather and tell your family and friends how you are preparing. Call friends, family and neighbors to alert them to dangers and encourage them to get ready for the storm. After the storm passes, check on your loved ones and Neighbors. Offer assistance where you can, especially to the elderly who are particularly vulnerable. Be a Force of Nature in your home town.