Good morning, Suffield! Today is Friday, Feb. 8, 2013; there are 326 days left in the year.
Here's your Daily 5:
1. Suffield schools will be closed Friday due to the expected severe winter storm. All scheduled after-school events and games are cancelled.
2. The National Weather Service forecast for Suffield calls for snow, heavy at times, with accumulation of up to 13 inches possible by noon Saturday. Heavy winds will contribute to blizzard-like conditions.
3. Suffield has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®. The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire town at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute. This service can be used in case of fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, downed power lines, lost individuals, natural disasters, abductions, water system problems, bomb threats, or other emergencies. More information is available at www.suffieldtownhall.com.
4. Feb. 8 is National Girl Scout Cookie Day and National Molasses Bar Day.
5. If you haven't done so already, now is the perfect time to "like" Suffield Patch on Facebook. Through Thursday night, we are at 489 "likes"; we're closing in on our goal of 500 "likes" by the end of February. Thank you for the continued support of Suffield Patch!