Winter Storm

BEFORE

Monitor weather advisories and follow advice regarding travel

Assemble emergency supply kits for any personnel left in the building

Shut off water to avoid burst pipes and drain system

Maintain heating equipment with repairs and annual inspection

Plan ahead by consulting with a disaster recovery company regarding business continuance and recovery of property

Unplug non-essential electrical equipment

DURING

Monitor accumulation of snow on roofs as this could jeopardize integrity and cause to collapse

Keep personnel off and away from roof lines

AFTER

When safe to evaluate, conduct property damage assessment

Report power outages and downed electrical lines to supply company

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