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Well, we may have done the ‘Spring Forward’ thing yesterday, but Old Man Winter is not going to go out without one last blast.

As of this posting, Connecticut is supposed to be hit by a major Nor’easter on Tuesday, March 14th in the early morning hours lasting for 24 hours or longer.

The forecast is firming up with a heavy amount of snow that will drift as high-wind and potential blizzard conditions exist during and after the storm ends sometime late Tuesday evening.

As of the last weather update, this storm is predicted to drop anywhere from one to two feet of snow with high winds…a classic New England Blizzard!  Some essentials to stay safe and help those clearing the roads do their job.

Important Claim Information

Remember, the first thing in any potential claim situation is to make sure you and those around you are safe.  If the danger is extreme, please call 911 for immediate help.  If you can safely stay put, you can reach out to our office or your insurance carrier if you are sure it is a large claim situation.  We would advise our clients to try and talk to us first to review your coverages and deductibles, which will help determine if a claim should be started with your insurance carrier.

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This is nothing to take lightly and here are a few tips that we hope will keep you safe in the next 24 to 48 hours as the snow accumulates, drifts and is finally cleared.

Tip #1: Stay inside while the blizzard is hitting.  If you must take out a pet, evaluate visibility and use a rope to tether yourself to your door…you may need to use it to find the house again!

Tip #2: Stay off the roads to let the emergency vehicles and plows do their job.  You getting stuck puts you and others are risk while blocking the cleanup duties.

Tip #3: PREPARE NOW!  Get your roof rakes assembled tonight, get the extra gas for your snow blower or generator now.  Make sure you properly ventilate your generator to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

Tip #4: Speaking of vents, be sure to clear out any heating, dryer and air intake vents when you can.

Tip #5: Shovel with your legs and not just your back.  Don’t attempt to do any shoveling while the blizzard conditions exist and ask for help should you need it.  The cold temperatures combined with the effort it takes to shovel can be deadly if you don’t “listen” to your body.

Tip #6: Try to be courteous as you gather up your food items and milk (yes, that’s a staple of every weather event).  Everyone is in the same boat and if we keep civil we can all gather what we need (batteries, fuel, etc.) and keep our blood pressure low.