Winter storms aren’t all snowmen and snow angels.  As a semi-annual winter storm prepares to bear down on the Piedmont (along with a large swath of the East), we thought it would be a good tie to review some tips for getting your home and automobiles ready for snow and ice storms.

Auto Tips for Winter Storms

With 70{66506b27ca8f5234034d808fc0aabc14bc16ceb45d71027974b073b60f711cfe} of deaths related to winter storms involving automobiles, it’s extremely important to make sure you know what to do if you have to deal with being in your car with copious amounts of snow and ice on the roads.

In the unlikely case that you’re trapped in your car and not within sight of a safe place to go, here are some things you should do to stay safe in case you’re stranded.

Home Tips for Winter Storms

Obviously you’ll go to the store to buy bread and milk, but there are a number of things you can do to prep your actual house to avoid damage caused by the snow, ice and resulting water.

There are several things that take a little more advanced preparation, but can also help quite a bit.

Of course, if you do have any damage to your car or home, call your insurance agent (that should be us) as soon as you can.  During ice storms and other natural disasters, insurance claim activity tends to jump up dramatically.

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