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Marsha Hillman, February 14 2024

When the snowfall is heavy...

Dealing with heavy snowfall requires a proactive and strategic approach to ensure safety and minimize disruption. Here are some recommended practices:

Stay Informed: Keep track of weather forecasts through reliable sources to anticipate heavy snowfall. This allows you to prepare in advance and make necessary arrangements, such as adjusting travel plans or stocking up on essentials.

Clear Snow Promptly: It's important to remove snow from driveways, sidewalks, and entryways as soon as possible after it falls. This prevents the snow from becoming compacted and turning into ice, which is more difficult to remove and poses a significant slipping hazard.

Use the Right Tools: Employ a sturdy, ergonomic snow shovel to clear snow, or consider a snow blower for larger areas. Spread salt or sand on icy surfaces to improve traction and reduce the risk of falls.

Protect Your Home: Heavy snow accumulation on roofs can lead to damage or even collapse, especially on older or flat-roofed structures. Use a roof rake to gently remove snow from your roof, taking care not to damage roofing materials.

Stay Safe: When shoveling snow, dress in layers to stay warm and dry, take breaks to prevent overexertion, and use proper lifting techniques to avoid back injuries. If you have medical conditions or concerns, consider hiring someone to clear the snow for you.

Prepare for Emergencies: Ensure your home is stocked with emergency supplies such as food, water, medications, and flashlights in case of power outages. Keep your cell phone charged and have a backup power source available.

Protect Plants and Property: Brush off snow from trees and shrubs to prevent damage from the weight of the snow. Also, be mindful of where you pile snow to avoid blocking vents, damaging landscapes, or creating flooding risks when the snow melts.

Check on Neighbors: Heavy snow can be particularly challenging for the elderly or those with mobility issues. Check on your neighbors to ensure they are safe and offer assistance if needed.

By following these steps, you can effectively manage heavy snowfall, ensuring your safety and the well-being of your community.

Written by

Marsha Hillman

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