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What Families Should Know About Winter Storms in Pennsylvania

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Woman dressed in black winter clothing trudging down a road thick with snow If your home is affected by a winter storm, SERVPRO of Upper Darby will work hard to make it look "Like it never even happened."

What Is a Winter Storm?

A winter storm is an event in which varieties of precipitation are formed that only occur at low temperatures, such as snow or sleet, or a rainstorm where ground temperatures are low enough to allow ice to form (i.e. freezing rain).

How Can I Prepare for a Winter Storm?

  • Sign up now to receive text messages and optional emergency alerts in our area. Stay tuned to local television or radio station or community alert system for emergency information.
  • Learn the winter storm risk in Pennsylvania.
  • Make sure your emergency survival kit is stocked with essential items and kept in an easily accessible location.
  • Fully charge portable electronic devices.
  • Service vehicles and snow removal equipment prior to winter storm season.
  • Fuel up vehicles and equipment for emergency use and to keep the fuel line from freezing.

What to Do During a Winter Storm Watch?

  • Be aware of changing weather conditions.
  • Listen to local radio, television, or a smart phone for updated emergency information.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel.
  • Keep portable electronic devices charged.
  • Have a car charger available in case of a power outage.
  • Make sure pets and animals are safe.

What to Do During a Winter Storm?

A major winter storm can last for several days and be accompanied by high winds, freezing rain or sleet, heavy snowfall, and cold temperatures. People can become trapped at home, without utilities or other services. Heavy snowfall and blizzards can trap motorists in their cars. Attempting to walk for help can be a deadly decision.

  • Be aware of changing weather conditions.
  • Listen to local radio, television, or a smart phone for updated emergency information.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly during the storm.
  • Wearing layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing will keep you warmer than one bulky sweater.
  • Keep portable electronic devices charged.
  • If you lose electricity, do not use a generator indoors or in an enclosed space.

What to Do After a Winter Storm?

  • Continue listening to local radio or television stations for updated information and instructions.
  • Follow forecasts and be prepared when venturing outside.
  • Help neighbors who may require special assistance.
  • Avoid driving and other travel until conditions have improved.
  • Avoid overexertion.

If your property has been damaged by cold weather or winter storms, call SERVPRO of Upper Darby at (610) 352-0700

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby has experience restoring homes affected by winter storm. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.

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