Resources for Surviving New England Snowstorm
High winds, storm surge and heavy, wet snow are expected to continue to batter parts of New England today, as a storm with the potential to dump up to a foot of snow on the region lingers. Find resources to help prepare, protect and repair your property.
Eight inches to a foot was forecast throughout parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, with Boston expected to receive between 6 to 10 inches as the storm system sits over the area through Saturday morning, NBC is reporting. The storm brought with it high winds that will continue to batter Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Long Island. Some coastal Massachusetts residents boarded up their homes for fear of damage due to high winds and storm surge, as some areas were urged to evacuate.
As wet snow accumulates on roofs, trees and power lines the potential for damage is mounting. Roof damage is the most common type of damage due to natural disasters, such as severe winter weather. Be aware of ice dams, snow accumulation and work quickly to have any damage repaired to minimize the risk of other parts of your house or business being damaged due to water leaks.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety offers these resources to help you prepare and quickly recover if damage does occur:
Plan for a Power Outage
Using Generators Safely
Using Alternative Heating Devices Safely
Prevent Roof Collapses Due to Heavy Snow
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Prevent Ice Dams from Forming on Your Roof
How to Hire a Contractor
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