The Town of St. George advises that all residents be prepared & safe during the predicted storm for THURSDAY, JANUARY 4TH, 2018. Here are some tips to get through the weather:
1) Stock up on groceries, things that you wont need use of power to cook. (Predicted power outages)
2) Make sure all flashlights are charged and candles are ready.
3) Stay off the roads as much as possible. (Reduced Visibility)
4) Make sure you have wood in your woodpile.
5) Fill up your bathtubs! (If power is lost, you may require using this as backup)
6) Make arrangements (if necessary) with a friend or neighbor in case of an emergency (you loose power/heat), check up on one another or bunk at a house with a wood stove or generator.
Stay safe. Stay warm!
“Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
A major winter storm will affect New Brunswick Thursday.
Current guidance shows the storm approaching the Maritimes from the southwest and passing over southeastern New Brunswick Thursday night. Conditions will deteriorate Thursday afternoon due to accumulating snow. Potential impacts from this storm include: transportation delays, road closures and power outages.
The snow will develop Thursday morning over the Fundy region and then spread northward across the province throughout the afternoon. The snow will change to ice pellets and then to rain southeast of a line from Charlotte county to Grand Lake to Kent county Thursday evening. Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 cm are likely across the province. Northeasterly winds will strengthen with gusts near 90 km/h along coastal areas late Thursday afternoon or evening. The winds will shift Thursday night to strong northwesterly. These strong winds combined with rapidly accumulating snow will give poor visibilities in blowing snow.
Very strong northeast winds will result in elevated water levels which could lead to some minor coastal flooding along the south shore of the Bay of Chaleur and the Acadian coast around high tide Thursday night to early Friday.
Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Road closures are possible.”