Star Staff Reports
“Our staff will be monitoring weather conditions throughout the night and staying in contact with the National Weather Service and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. Motorists need to use extreme caution on their morning commute,” said Dale Lane, Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness.
Public transportation. Memphis Area Transit Authority buses may be delayed due to weather conditions. Check Facebook and Twitter social media platforms or call (901) 274-MATA (6282). Air travelers need to contact the airlines for the latest information about flight delays.
Winterize your home. Wrap exposed pipes, open cabinet doors and allow faucets to drip. Do not operate space heaters unless you are in the room with them. Keep heaters at least three (3) feet from flammable objects. Have alternative heating sources (fireplace or propane heater). Should the power go out, don’t use a generator indoors. Have an ABC fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and carbon monoxide detector in your home.
For more information about winter preparedness, please visit the Shelby County Office of Preparedness website www.staysafeshelby.us or call (901) 222-6700.