“Eclipse Safety Tips”

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We hope everyone enjoys this momentous event. Please stay safe!

Here’s some humor and some tips for your Friday before the eclipse!

“It is very likely this is the end of life on this planet as we know it,” One Sheriff Joked,

“There is no need to wait until Sunday night to buy bread and milk. The shelves will be empty already as vast hoards descend on grocery stores. If you wait, the only thing left will be potted meat and knock-off brand cereal, with such names as RaisinO’s and Cheeribran”

He also jokingly advised people not to look directly at the sun “unless of course you live in the backwoods. In that case no one will hear you scream as you stumble blindly into a moonshine still or a bear trap.”

Seriously though, here are some safety tips,

Safely view the solar eclipse:

  • Get to your viewing spot early and do not trespass on private property
  • Only wear certified eclipse viewing glasses
  • Do not view the eclipse or wear your eclipse glasses while driving
  • Do not pull your car over on the side of the road to view the eclipse
  • Have a plan for your family:
  • Buy groceries before the weekend (don’t forget about your pets)
  • Fill your car up with gas before the weekend
  • Refill prescriptions ahead of time so you will have needed medication on hand
  • Determine how you will communicate if cell service is down
  • Do not overload residential decks and balconies, which could collapse from too much weight
  • Identify a meeting location for your family in case you get separated from one another
  • Have a plan for your business:
  • Encourage employees to fill their cars with gas before the weekend
  • Be prepared for the impact of heavy traffic on employees’ ability to get to and from work
  • Review delivery schedules with suppliers and adjust to avoid heavy traffic times and areas
  • Be prepared for more cash transactions and potential challenges with credit/debit card transactions.