When freezing temperatures are possible, it's crucial that our homes and businesses are protected from the cold. Below is a checklist of items that will help ensure that your property can withstand the freeze.
Heavy snow and high winds are a recipe for widespread power outages, so prepare a plan now before a possible outage.
Learn how to use alternative heat sources and generators safely during a power outage. Have an Emergency Preparedness Kit with three days of food, water, medications and other supplies ready. Consider buying a NOAA Weather Radio to stay aware of conditions.
If heavy snow begins to accumulate on your roof, remove the snow with a snow rake and a long extension arm that will allow you to remove the snow while standing safely on the ground.
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Inspect your source of heat for any damage which can cause a fire and result in costly property damage. Remove combustible items placed near a heat source.
For more information, check the IBHS’ guide on alternative heating.
Prevent costly water damage caused by frozen pipes by providing a reliable back-up power source, insulating all attic penetrations, ensuring proper seals on all doors and windows, and sealing all cracks and openings in exterior walls
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When severe winter weather is on its way, it’s important you know and understand what each alert means so you can respond accordingly.
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