Officials in Baltimore County, Maryland have declared they are ready for winter weather–no matter what it brings.
Currently, the county has 300 trucks and 14 storage facilities full of salt (50,000 tons of it). On top of this, 100 private contractors are on retainer and 400 people are ready to move if the winter weather hits hard.
What is more amazing than the fact that the storage units are 2,000 tons of salt under capacity is that the county conducted a winter weather drill on December 2. The Towson Times reports that county police, fire officials, the school districts, and the departments of public works (health, aging and social services) came together to practice what they would do in the event of severe winter weather. This was called a “winter-weather preparedness drill” and it will help all involved be better prepared, more coordinated, and work more effectively towards providing relief and safety in the county.
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Is this drill something your county does? Do you have a preparedness drill for your home or business? Would you know what to do if your business or home was a victim of winter weather disaster?
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