The Effingham County Health Department and the Effingham County Emergency Management is reminding residents to take precautions during this ongoing winter storm.
The National Weather Service has advised that this storm system will continue to impact the area into tonight. It will be accompanied by gusty northern winds of up to 50 miles per hour, as well as the continued snow fall.
Residents are advised that travel will be hazardous, and that road crews are working hard to keep roads passable for emergency vehicles. People are encouraged to avoid travel if possible until roads are cleared and blizzard conditions have passed.
The current weather conditions could cause power outages, a number of which have already been reported. Anyone in need of emergency warming can contact the Effingham County Sheriff’s office using their non-emergency number – 217-342-2101, and you will be put in contact with Emergency Management warming center resources.
Any further questions can be addressed by contacting the Effingham County Health Department at 217-342-9237 or the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency at 217-540-1669.