Don’t Wait Till It’s Too Late Preparing For the Big Storm

Containment plow

Snow removal is no small thing! Indeed, Salt Lake City in Utah and Denver, Colorado, have each received eight feet or more of snow in their record high seasons. Excessive snowfall can cause people to miss work, get into dangerous car accidents, not be able to make it to the hospital or to medical appointments, and be trapped in their homes for extended periods of time.

Not only is heavy snowfall dangerous and inconvenient, but it is extremely costly! It’s estimated that Canada spends nearly $1 billion annually on snow removal. It was estimated by a 2014 IHS Global Insight study that a single-day, snow-related shutdown in New York can add up to $700 million in total economic costs — including $152 million in lost retail sales. People with heavy duty snow plows, an angled snow pusher,snow pushers, and a containment plow suddenly become the most popular people in town.

Be prepared for the storm! It’s important to be properly equipped just in case a major storm traps you indoors for a period of time. Here are some tips for staying safe, sound and warm.

Stock Up On Food
Its very important to have enough food and water while you wait out the storm! Go on a big shopping spree as soon as you hear about the storm — or, better yet, at the very beginning of the winter.

Have DVDs on Hand
In the event of a major storm, it is unwise to count on the Internet and beloved sites like Hulu and Netflix. Save some old movies on DVD or even VCR, if you still have one, so you can snuggle up and watch all day while the snow falls. Don’t forget the hot chocolate!

Know Who To Call
You might have a good excuse for staying home on the day of teh storm, but on the days after you’ll have to get to work somehow. Know the number of a guy with a plow, or a sno pusher, so you don’t have to stay snow bound for too long.

The most important thing to remember is to be calm and to look at the storm as an opportunity! Take proactive measures by splurging on extra food and befriending the guy with the snow pushers!
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