3 Safety Tips for the Winter Storm
It’s official—Morganton and the rest of western North Carolina are going to endure a heavy snowstorm this weekend. While at the time of writing this, it’s not certain how much precipitation we’ll get, some reports have suggested it could be over a foot of snow. While snow isn’t a rare occurrence, it’s important you know how to stay safe during the upcoming winter storm!
- Stay off the road! It can be tempting to drive during a snowstorm, but it’s typically dangerous to make the attempt. Many people feel they are skilled enough to take the risk, but often times, they can get injured or worse, sometimes putting others in jeopardy. Unless you have no other choice, avoid driving!
- Prepare for power outages. Snow can pack and begin to weigh down on power lines; this is even more true when ice is in the mix. While it’s no guarantee, it’s very possible that you could face a power outage for a couple of days, so plan for that scenario in advance!
- Insulate your pipes! Just a little under a year ago, we had many pipes burst in the community after temperatures dropped below freezing. As a result, homes had massive water damages and mold growth. To avoid that, be sure to insulate your pipes and allow the faucet to drip to prevent them from freezing and bursting.
This storm could be very dangerous, so it’s important that you take precautions and protect yourself and your home. If you have damages during this time, know that we’re always here! So call SERVPRO of Burke County at (828) 874-0966!