As the next winter storm -- Winter Storm Nemo -- sets its sights on the northeastern corner of the country and the Lehigh Valley, the president of Vigilance Hose Co. No. 1 has issued the following statement:
With the pending snow storm heading our way, now would be the time to make sure you have all the essentials.
- Battery-powered radio
We can list other items, but I am sure everyone knows by now what they need.
If the power does goes out, please DO NOT LEAVE ANY CANDLES LIT if you leave the house.
It is important to watch the Weather Channel or WFMZ (or Nazareth Patch) to keep up with what is happening with the storm.
Please travel safely and smartly. If it is too bad outside, do not travel. If you have to travel, take your time and watch out for small children playing in the snow. Leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
If the snow accumulations are high and you live near a fire hydrant, please take some time and shovel out the area in front of the hydrant so the fire department has access to that hydrant. You never know when the fire department may need to use that hydrant.
The fire department may or may not be busy. Please be aware that emergency vehicles may be traveling around and through the borough.
If an emergency is declared, we will man the firehouse to answer any questions you may have.
Please use common sense and let the public works, fire and police departments do their jobs. Our goal is your safety, your goal should be to stay safe!
Stay warm and be safe!
Carl Strye Jr.
President, Vigilance Hose Co. No. 1