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Halloween Safety: How to Prepare for Rain and Other Risks

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SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- Halloween night is full of tricks and treats, but you can't forget about safety. Storms are expected to hit Delmarva late Thursday night. People in Sussex County are staying alert when it comes to costumes, driving, and trick or treating safety.

Kathleen Lombardo and her kids are in the Halloween spirit and are ready to get some candy. Lombardo says with having young kids, she is not taking any precautions. 

"I make sure they stay and stop when they get to the crosswalk. I put glow sticks all over them so that they are lit up, and so we can see them. We also feel safer going in a neighborhood with people that we know," says Lombardo. 

Halloween night means many people are out and about. As severe storms and winds are projected in our forecast, Milton Police Chief Robert Longo asks people to secure their costumes and candy. Longo wants to make sure trick or treaters won't be tempted to chase after anything if mother nature takes over. 

"Make sure you don't run out in the street if your bag blows away or your mask falls off. Make sure to hold on to your stuff and to make sure it's not a hazard to you and make sure the drivers can see you" says Longo.

Georgetown Student Resource Officer Joey Melvin says with high spirits, kids may break some common traffic laws. Melvin says people on the road need to be extra cautious. 

"Drivers should expect that and see people in the street. People need to be ready to slow down and be proactive in that measure," says Melvin. 

Chief Robert Longo says to put electronic devices down while driving and to remember your child may be out there. Longo explains how it important it is for kids and parents to carry glow sticks, flashlights or reflective tape. 

Melvin says to remember to check your kids' candy when you get home for contamination. Melvin says any candy, liquids or fruit that is already open, should be away. 



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