The weather forecasters are calling for a major snowstorm to hit the Kansas City area beginning tomorrow evening. They say that the conditions are right to create the worst storm in two years. Further north, they are predicting six to eight inches of snow. Around the Cass County area, reports are for roughly four inches. A little further south is expected to get ice.
None of these predictions make for easy mobility anywhere in the area. If possible, it would be a good idea to stock up on any necessities prior to the storm's arrival. Eggs, milk, bread, and other groceries would be good to have on hand. If slick sidewalks are a concern, pick up some of the ice melt that is available at local hardware stores. As with any type of winter storm, it is a good idea to have the gas tank filled up. A full gas tank provides extra weight and relieves the anxiety of running out of gas if stuck in a slow-moving line of traffic in the bad weather. Windshield washer fluid should be filled up, too.
If there is anyone who may not be able to get out to stock up on groceries, such as elderly neighbors, those who are without work, or others, it would be nice to help them out. A few basics can always come in handy. Even if they are not in need of anything, it is a good idea just to check on them to make sure that they are doing okay.
When it comes to driving, please be patient when the roads are slick. Safety is much more important than speed. If everyone drives carefully, the more possibility there is of arriving at the point of destination. To end up in a ditch or being the cause of a multi-vehicle pile-up is not the preferred outcome.
A little patience, kindness, and goes a long way. It also will be returned to you in the end. Matthew 25: 34-40 says, "Then the king will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 'For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.' Then the righteous will answer him and say, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?' And the king will say in reply, 'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me,'" (New American Bible).
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