and the Canton Public Library open to the public as Warming Centers.
The library, located at 1200 Canton Center Rd. is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 12-6 p.m.
The Summit, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, is open Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To prepare for severe winter weather, please follow these recommendations:
- Keep a flashlight,a NOAA weather radio and a portable radio on hand along with extra batteries.
- Store extra food (canned or dried food is best), can opener, and bottled water (at least 3 gallons per person).
- Make sure each member of household has a warm coat, gloves, hat and water-resistant boots.
- Ensure that extra blankets and heavy clothes are available.
- Keep on hand items for infant, elderly or disabled family members.
- Be aware of potential fire and carbon monoxide hazards if you plan to use an emergency heating source such as a fireplace, wood stove or space heater.
- Don’t forget your pets – be sure to have suitable shelter with food and water when outdoors.
- Be careful and avoid overexertion such as shoveling heavy snow, pushing cars or walking in wet/deep/heavy snow.
- Walk carefully on snow and ice covered surfaces.
- Wear loose fitting, lightweight, layered clothing with a waterproof outer layer. Don’t forget a hat a gloves.
- Understand the hazards of wind chill.
- Have your vehicle winterized – have a mechanic check the antifreeze, tires, belts, hoses, battery etc.
- Keep extra windshield washer fluid in your vehicle.
- Try to keep you fuel tank near full - gas stations may be closed during severe weather.
- Have an emergency supply kit in your trunk. Include -flares, water, energy bars/nonperishable foods, blanket, shovel, jumper cables, maps, etc).