It looks like our neighbors in the mid-Atlantic will bear the brunt of Jonas while here in New England we’re only expected to get a few inches of snow. Though it’s important to be prepared for any amount of snowfall, there’s no need to clear out the milk and bread aisles in a pre-apocalyptic frenzy.
Just in case, check out these last-minute tidbits on getting ready for snowfall. Once you’re prepared, then you can spend your weekend drowning out the weather hype by cheering on New England’s favorite football team.
Have the right supplies
Make sure you have the essentials for dealing with snow. A roof rake, a shovel, and some rock salt or another deicing agent should be sufficient for this weekend’s storm.
While you’re gathering materials, consider assembling an emergency supply kit. This’ll be helpful in the event you lose power. Your kit should include survival basics, like water, nonperishable food, flashlights, a battery-powered radio, a cell phone charger, and a first aid kit. For more ideas on what to pack in your emergency kit, check out the American Red Cross.
Oftentimes, it’s hard to know exactly what to expect when it comes to snowstorms. In the days leading up to Jonas, for example, forecasts have called for anywhere between 2” and 12” of snowfall in our area. These ever-changing forecasts lend themselves to the simple fact that weather patterns are unpredictable and can change at a moment’s notice.
Therefore, watch for alerts from organizations like the National Weather Service or tune into local news broadcasts to stay up to date on the latest weather conditions in your area.
Apocalyptic snowstorm or not, it’s always good to have a communication plan set in place so you know what to do and who to contact in the event of an emergency.
We’re here for you
Even though we’re not projected to get a crippling blizzard this weekend, there’s always the possibility that things can get damaged when it snows. If something happens and you need to report a claim, please contact us immediately so that we can help.
You can either report a claim online or by calling Bunker Hill at 888-472-5246.
Since it’s only the third week of January, we’re not out of the woods just yet – there’s still plenty of time for some blizzards reminiscent of Nemo in 2013 and last year’s Juno. But for now, let’s enjoy this weekend’s “mild” snowfall.
Headquartered in Boston, Bunker Hill Insurance provides home insurance to customers in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Bunker Hill is a member of The Plymouth Rock Group of Companies, which together write and manage over $1 billion in homeowners and auto insurance throughout the northeast.