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A winter storm is significant winter weather. This can be heavy snow, heavy sleet, significant freezing rain, or a combination of all three. Winter storms are a threat to life and property.
Severe winter weather can make trees fall, causing power outages and deadly downed power lines. It can also cause hazardous driving conditions, extensive property damage, injuries, and even fatalities.
Hail, or pellets of frozen rain, is another kind of wintry precipitation. To protect against hail injury, find shelter. Inside, stay away from windows and go to a safe room.
During severe winter weather, stay warm and informed. Take preventative measures to winterize your home. And, don’t forget to check on elderly people in your neighborhood.
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