PREPARE FOR A POWER OUTAGE
Heavy snow and high winds are a recipe for widespread power outages. It’s important to prepare a plan now before a possible outage.
PREVENT ROOF COLLAPSE
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.
STAY SAFE AND WARM
Inspect your source of heat for any damage which can cause a fire and result in costly property damage. Also, remove combustible items placed near a heat source.
PREVENT FROZEN PIPES
Prevent costly water damage caused by frozen pipes by:
- providing a reliable back-up power source to ensure continuous power to the building;
- insulating all attic penetrations;
- ensuring proper seals on all doors and windows; and
- sealing all cracks and openings in exterior walls.
KNOW YOUR WINTER WEATHER ALERTS
When severe winter weather is on its way, it’s important you know and understand what each alert means so you can respond accordingly.
Read the whole article and find winter weather resources here: disastersafety.org