Are Mother Nature’s snow and ice spectaculars hitting your area hard this year? Having a few emergency supplies on-hand can save you a lot of discomfort and trouble when the storm hits. Keep reading to learn how to get ready. This page explains what actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold.
- Summer and early fall are prime seasons for preparing your home and yard for upcoming winter storms. Think of your home as a ship on the verge of sailing into bad weather.
- You need to clear hazards that are in close proximity and “batten down the hatches” by securing openings against water, wind, and other inclement weather.
- Trees are responsible for the majority of damage to homes and personal property during winter storms.
“Trimming is far less expensive than full removal. Crews can thin out the branches to reduce the “sail effect” when those high winter winds blow.”