Storm safety tips from the Scarborough Fire Department and Public Works include keeping outside lights on to help plow drivers, making sure dryer and heating vents are clear of snow, charging cell phones, and avoiding unnecessary travel during a storm.
Mainers are really good at resilience. We come together as a community when there's a challenge, and we're quick to pitch in to clear away the snow, share a warm meal, and check in with our senior neighbors living on their own. We've got this.
Is your family ready for emergencies? Find out at the Scarborough Fire Department's free program on Februrary 10th. Learn about self-sufficiency during an emergency; assembling an emergency preparedness kit; creating a communication plan; strategies to protect household members, valuables, and important documents; and community resources. >>Register with Scarborough Adult Ed
We hope you're warm and cozy today. To snug a drafty window or door, draft stoppers are easy to make, but if DIY is not your thing, a rolled up towel works just as well. Or put a layer of shrink film, plastic shower curtain, sheet, etc. between the window and drapes. (If your budget is too tight for supplies, give us a call at 883-5111.) You can pick up a copy of Efficiency Maine's new tip booklet at the Scarborough Library (they're over by the bulletin boards). For long-term fixes, Efficiency Maine can help weatherize your home. FMI here: https://www.efficiencymaine.com/.../weatherization.../
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