St. Clair County Winter Weather
A major winter storm can happen at any time and can last for several days. These storms may bring high winds, freezing rain, heavy snowfall, and cold temperatures. Storms like these can lead to difficult travel, and power outages. It is important to prepare ahead of time so you are not left in the cold.
Below is a list of ideas for your home and car in advance for winter emergencies.
- Be ready to shelter-in-place for three days.
Keep sand, rock salt, or non-clumping kitty litter available to make walkways and steps less slippery.
Dress in several layers of lightweight clothing, wear mittens, and a hat (preferably one that covers your ears).
Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a full tank of gas and an emergency supply kit in your vehicle.
Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or other local news channels for critical information from the National Weather Service.
Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out.
Maintain heating equipment. All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside and kept clear. Space heaters and fireplaces increase the risk of household fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Running water, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.
Be prepared, stay safe and remember SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo is always here to help!