Breaking News: The snow begins to fall (again) in Washington DC. The current storm is expected to bring with it 10 to 20 new inches of snow and what the National Weather Center is calling “near blizzard conditions.” It is highly advised that if you do not have to go out once the storm really begins later today, do not.
Authorities are saying this could be the worst storm on record, even out doing the infamous Knickerbocker Storm of 1922. That storm took the lives of more than 100 people; 98 of whom perished in the roof collapse of the Knickerbocker Theater in Washington DC. Another 133 were injured.
As power outages continue throughout the city, residents, especially those with small children and the elderly, are strongly encouraged to stock up on firewood, extra water, food for several days and blankets. If you need food and blankets, NOW would be a good time to get them, or call a family friend to help. Charge cell phones and batteries as well.
We at the All Get Out highly advised that children and families do not attempt to play outside tomorrow due to a variety of risks. If you choose to do so, use every precaution and do not leave your home alone, or without a plan. It is entirely too easy for one to get stuck in deep, fresh-fallen snow, or wander on to what may be an half-frozen pond. Driving may be especially hazardous.
Many area schools are closed, and most, if not all are expected to be tomorrow, Wednesday. That goes for businesses as well. Some reports say the White House is also experiencing some limits in transit. A full list of school closings can be found here.
In short- bundle up, be prepared, and settle in!