Town of Pawlet Emergency Management Team: Bob Morlino, Director; Jay Luebke, Coordinator; Elizabeth Gibson, Public Information Officer
Special Notice, January 19, 2019, from Vermont Emergency Management: The entire state of Vermont is under a Winter Storm Warning for an expected snowfall of up to 2-feet accompanied by wind and 20+ below zero wind chills later in the weekend. Sub-zero wind chills will be prevalent in areas throughout the weekend, with the coldest temperatures on Monday.
* Please check on the welfare of neighbors, family, and friends who are elderly or otherwise need assistance.
* Make sure you have sufficient heating fuel (wood, oil, etc.) for the weekend. Clear heating vents of snow and ensure you have working smoke and CO alarms.
* Dress warm, and be mindful of hypothermia and frostbite symptoms – especially if you are going to be outside for an extended period, like on a trek or skiing/boarding. Make sure infants are kept warm.
* Be mindful of conditions before traveling. Visit http://newengland511.org/for road conditions. Slow down and leave extra time to reach your destination if you must travel. Blowing snow reduces visibility significantly.
* Contact 9-1-1 in an emergency.