The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is informing the community of incoming inclement weather.
Snow and freezing rain are expected. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch for a storm total of up to three inches and ice accumulations of two to four tenths of an inch.
St. Lawrence Valley; northern Franklin County, NY; Cornwall, ON.
Until 7 AM EST Thursday, January 25.
Power outages and tree damage are possible due to the ice. Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes.
Freezing rain anticipated Wednesday evening and continues into early Thursday morning before tapering off by midday.
Slow down and use caution while traveling. Please allow extra time if travel is necessary. Remember that it only takes a glaze of ice to create hazardous travel conditions.
Freezing drizzle or light flurries will persist today before precipitation transitions to freezing rain this evening. Freezing rain is expected to last for many hours before tapering off Thursday morning.
Another round of significant freezing rain is likely on Friday.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Utility outages may occur.

In the event of a power outage, the EOC has made preparations for warming centers at the Kana:takon School and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Senior Center. 
Always remain on the side of caution and ensure YOUR safety before helping others!
• Check on your elders, parents, or neighbors especially if they live alone, are ill or infirmed.
• Sprinkle rock salt, sand or kitty litter on sidewalks and walkways to avoid slips or falls.
• Bring pets inside. They can be harmed by the cold, too.
• Check your generators and be sure you have extra gas to operate and run it.
• Ensure that you have plenty of or refill your propane tanks, fire wood, wood logs, etc.
• Ensure that you have extra blankets.
• Ensure that you have plenty of food and water, specifically dry and canned goods.
• Be sure to put away or tie down any outdoor or lawn equipment (i.e. garbage cans, recycle bins, table, chairs, decorations, etc.).
• Please remain inside the comfort of your home!
• Sidewalks can be very slippery, and you can hurt yourself if you fall.
• Keep your drive-way cleared in case you have an emergency and must leave.
• If you must go outside, please make sure you dress warmly when going outside. Never leave your skin exposed, so cover your head, ears, neck, hands, and feet to keep you from losing body heat.
• Put on dry clothes as soon as you come inside.
• If your family uses a generator, make sure to use it outside. Keep it away from the house to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
• If your home loses power, you and your family can go to a designated public shelter or warming center.
• Continue to dress warmly and wear layers, a hat, scarf, and mittens or gloves. These will help to keep you warm and protect you from frostbite and hypothermia.
Should you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the following:
• MCA’s Emergency Operations Center: (613) 575-5005
• Carlito Alvarez: (613) 360-6608
• Regina Jacobs: (613) 551-9973