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Story Ideas: Preparing homes for extreme weather

Preparing for typical winter weather can be hard for homeowners, but dealing with dangerous winter conditions, such as blizzards or extreme cold, can be overwhelming. The key to surviving extreme weather is preparation. Homeowners should trim tree branches to prevent roof damage; roof tiles, shutters and siding should be secured; and gutters cleaned.

Homeowners should also be prepared to spend a lot of time indoors when extreme weather hits. They should make sure to have snow shovels on hand, food and water that requires no refrigeration, and plenty of clean, warm clothing and blankets.

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Story Springboard:
Look at HouseLogic’s suggestions and tips for surviving winter weather. Speak with a local handyman about what homeowners can do to their home to prevent winter damage. Check out the Federal Emergency Management Agency website for advice on surviving extreme weather.