Winter Storms | Deciphering Storm Warnings
In the Midwest we are currently facing the winter storm season. Winter storms can range from a small amount of snow over several hours all the way to a to a heavy blizzard with blinding, wind driven snow that lasts several days. Some winter storms can be large enough to affect several states at one time or just single communities. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and strong winds, icing, sleeting, and freezing rain.
At SERVPRO, one of the things we strive for is preparedness. During the winter season, it’s important to know what kind of storm you are preparing for. Below are headlines that weather channels use for winter storms and what they mean.
Winter Storm Watch – winter storm conditions are possible within the next 36-48 hours. People in a watch area should review their winter storm plans and stay informed about weather conditions.
Winter Weather Advisory – winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant dangers and may be hazardous. Everyone should be cautious on the roads, stay indoors if possible, and dress warmly.
Winter Storm Warning – life threatening severe winter conditions have begun or will begin in 24 hours. People in warning area should take precautions immediately and stay in a safe place.
It’s always important to make sure your car has plenty of gas throughout winter and you have supplies in your home and car such as a first aid kit, food, bottled water, flashlight, and blankets. No matter what type of winter weather hits you, our experienced team at SERVPRO is ready to respond to damage to your home or business.
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