The Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps is preparing for Tuesday’s snowstorm, which is expected to drop up to a foot of snow in the Commack area and bring freezing temperatures with it.
The National Weather Service declared a Winter Storm Warning to be in effect from noon Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday.
To brace for the impending storm, leaders of the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps said that they are making sure they have the proper amount of equipment needed and fueling the ambulances and first responder vehicles.
The Corps may also be put on standby with full crews in the building for the duration of the storm.
The emergency workers urge residents to stay inside for the duration of the storm and to only venture out only if necessary. Individuals are also encouraged to make sure that all medicines are refilled to avoid having to run out during the storm.
Drivers should make sure that their cars are fueled and their power generators are in working order. Generators should only be used in an open space outside of a home as to avoid exposure to carbon monoxide.
Residents should also stock up on food and water during the storm, the Corps said.
“In general be safe and use good judgment. We look forward to working with the community in the future and being able to serve you as best we can,” the Corps stated in a press release.