Basic advice to all residents:
- Stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. If you plan to drive any distance, bring an emergency kit consisting of snow shovel, sand, blankets, bottled water, and candy bars or other food. Travel will be very difficult. Proceed with extra caution on hills and at street intersections. Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and other vehicles, including snow plows.
- High winds and heavy snow may result in downed utility lines and the disruption of services. Citizens are urged not to attempt to touch or move downed utility lines. Instead report the outage/downed lines to Laconia Police (524-5252) or Laconia Department of Public Works (528-6379)
- In the event of a significant snowstorm residents should prepare in a reasonable manner by having an adequate supply of drinking water, food, flashlight and batteries and prescription medications available for their use as utility interruptions and heavy snow accumulations could interfere with both travel and business openings.
- Adopt a neighbor-if you know you have elderly neighbors, check in on them periodically. They may need assistance.