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Winter Weather Ahead

11/1/2020 (Permalink)

Know Your Winter Storm Terms

Winter Storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single community. Winter storms are sometimes accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and at times, by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.


  • WINTER STORM OUTLOOK: Winter storm conditions are possible in the next 2 to 5 days.
  • WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. When caution is used, these situations should not be life threatening.
  • WINTER STORM WATCH: Winter storm conditions are possible within the next 36 to 48 hours. People in a watch area should review their winter storm plans and stay informed about weather conditions.
  • WINTER STORM WARNING: Life-threatening, severe winter conditions have begun or will begin with 24 hours. People in a warning area should take precautions immediately.

Regardless of the severity of a winter storm, you should be prepared in order to remain safe during these events. SERVPRO encourages everyone to learn about the hazards they may face during a winter storm and prepare for all types of emergencies by writing an emergency plan, choosing a meeting place, gathering supplies for your home or business, and preparing an Emergency Kit in case you need to leave in a hurry.

Make a Disaster Plan with your family and colleagues to prepare for what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in an emergency. Make a plan that best suits your needs and communicate the plan so everyone knows what to do!

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about winter storm damage: 609-624-0202 or EMAIL.

SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties serves Cape May, Ocean City, Wildwood and surrounding areas in Cape May County as well as Bridgeton, Millville, Vineland and surrounding areas in Cumberland County. 

*Winter Storms, Emergency Kit, and Disaster Plan information obtained from Ready.Gov*

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