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Winter Storm Preparations

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states. Those large scale Nor'easters are common this time of year in Massachusetts. Many winter storms are accompanied by extremely low temps and potentially strong winds, icing, sleet, or freezing rain.
To be stuck unprepared in blinding, wind-driven heavy snowfall is not ideal. No matter the severity of a winter storm, you should be prepared.

Know The Difference

Meteorologists may not always be accurate in their predictions, but more often than not they are able to give out a notification for what kind of weather is to come. It is important to note the difference between a Winter Storm Outlook, Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Watch, and a Winter Storm Warning.

  1. Winter Storm Outlook - storm conditions possible between 2-5 days
  2. Winter Weather Advisory - conditions are expected to cause inconveniences and be hazardous
  3. Winter Storm Watch - storm conditions possible within 36-48 hours. Be alert of changing conditions
  4. Winter Storm Warning - Life-threatening & severe conditions have begun or will begin < 24 hours. Take precautions immediately


  1. Winterize your vehicles. Keeping the fuel line full will prevent freeing. Make sure all fluids are topped off. Check your battery's ability to hold a charge. Keep a ice scraper and a small shovel in your vehicle.
  2. Insulate your property. There's nothing worse than frozen pipes. If you are not sure weather or not your property is properly insulated contact Mass Save. They offer energy efficiency audits and can help you to determine if your property requires additional insulation. In worse case scenarios, cover windows with plastic and insulate any exposed pipes outside your home.
  3. Put together a Supply Kit. Ensure you have your basic necessities of food and water for several days. Batteries, flashlights, medication, a multi-purpose tool, and various personal hygiene items.

Be Aware

Now that you know how to prepare for the different types of winter weather, maintain your awareness of the ongoing situations. If your commercial or residential property suffers storm damage we are here to help! Then call the storm remediation experts of SERVPRO of Natick/Milford to remediate the water damage. and to determine the cause of the burst pipe at (774) 290-4300. We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

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