By Abby Cavenaugh
February 12, 2014
Anna Baucom, chairman of the Anson County Board of Commissioners, declared a State of Emergency Tuesday night in advance of the winter storm. The declaration allows mobilization of emergency management resources in preparation for the snow and ice storm expected to hit the county and state over the next couple of days.
Citizens are urged to prepare now for the accumulation of snow and ice, which has the potential to impact travel and may lead to power outages. The current weather models predict heavy snow and ice accumulations across the county.
Citizens are urged to stay off the roadways and take the winter weather event seriously. Please make preparations to be without power for extended periods of time due to downed trees and power lines.
In the event of an outage, please contact your power company. In the event that residents lose power, please be advised of the dangers of heating with unvented devices. Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless and can be fatal without warning.
Be prepared by downloading the Readync.gov app on you smart phone or tablet. For further information on how to prepare, go to FEMA.gov or Ready.gov.