A snowstorm system is currently forming in the southern region of the country and is forecasted to move into the Northeast later this week.

“A large-scale winter storm will move into the southern Plains Monday night and Tuesday, producing areas of heavy snow from eastern New Mexico through Oklahoma,” the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center said on Twitter.

Snowstorms can be dangerous, especially for those who are not prepared. Proper preparation can help keep individuals and families safe during the storm.

  • During a snowstorm, power outages may occur. Have backup generators, battery-operated lanterns, and warm blankets on hand.
  • Stock up on food, water, and other essentials.
  • Traveling in a snowstorm is difficult. Have emergency supplies in your vehicle and know the best routes to take. When possible, stay indoors and avoid unnecessary travel.
  • Snowstorms can cause damage to homes, cars, and other property. Having sandbags, tarps, and other materials can help protect property from damage.
  • Snowstorm preparation can help reduce the monetary impact by minimizing damage and avoiding costly repairs.

“The storm is expected to strengthen and track northeastward from the lower Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes Tuesday night and Wednesday and produce a stripe of moderate to heavy snow from the Ozarks to the Great Lakes,” the agency added.

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