Tips on Donating After a Natural Disaster and How to Avoid Scammers in the Process
With repeated blizzards and winter storms dumping feet of snow on most of us, we are concerned that some of our neighbors may need help in raking the snow off their roofs or keeping their driveways and walkways cleared of snow. More concerning, there are increasing reports of carbon monoxide poisoning due to vents and chimneys blocked with snow. Please make sure to check in on any neighbors, particularly those who are living alone and may not be able to keep up with the snow removal or afford to hire someone to do it for them.
Emergency Preparedness Checklist
National Preparedness Month takes place in September, but Maine is always prepared
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Yes there’s more snow coming — much of Cape Cod is already getting blanketed — this storm differs in that it’s bringing a threesome of unpleasantness: The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, along with a Wind Chill Advisory, and a Hazardous Weather Outlook for much  of Massachusetts, from Tuesday, Jan. 21 through 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
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With the first Nor’easter bearing down on us for Saturday and some serious snow accumulation predicted, it’s a good time to remember to check in on seniors you may know—especially those with disabilities and those who are socially isolated—whether they’re family members, friends, or neighbors.
Safety tips for the extreme cold
Personal question – how many layers are you wearing?  I checked in with my mom this morning, who told me that she could barely fit into her car to get to church what with all her bundling up. (No surprise there - this is the woman who lugs a sweater, jacket, and quilt to the beach on a 90 degree day – “just in case.”)
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