The Arrival of a Winter Wonderland | SERVPRO® of Rapid City
Can you believe we are entering the winter season already? It seems like we just conquered last winter’s snow and cold temperatures!
We aren’t strangers to the brutal weather that plagues the Midwest, so we certainly know how to stay safe and warm throughout the season here in Rapid City. It is important to prepare your home now so you are ready to tackle the snow, ice and sleet that is certainly headed our way soon.
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Get ready because it is predicted to be a cold one this season! As usual, we are expected to experience a cold and snowy winter. Other parts of the United States may have a milder season than normal.
While these predictions can vary from time to time, it is always best to prepare for the worst and hope for the best! We can make it through this chilly season together.
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We are grateful that we get to experience all four seasons here in the Midwest, even during the chilliest parts of the winter season. Our flatter landscape allows for quickly changing conditions and can produce whiteout and blizzard situations easily.
When that happens, travel can be affected and major roadways like I-90 are known to shut down for extended periods of time. Staying safe during these situations is always the most important part of this time of year.
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Since there are so many different kinds of weather that can affect us here in Rapid City, it is best to be prepared for anything at any time. Blizzards, ice storms and snow can impact travel and work plans quickly.
You should have at least one reliable way to get weather alerts that doesn’t require electricity, like a battery-operated weather radio, stored in your safe shelter location. A fully stocked emergency and medical kit should also be there, along with some canned food.
You never know how long a particular winter storm will last, and it is important to have access to food while you wait for the roads to clear and power to come on.
Are your windows and doors weatherproof? If not, you can be exposed to unwanted moisture, mold growth and a higher energy bill.
Dedicate an afternoon outside to cleaning out your gutters, removing debris from your roof and shutting off water access to your spigots. If you leave them turned on, any water inside the piping system will freeze, expand and potentially burst.
We are ready for you, South Dakota winter! Know that we are just a phone call away if you need assistance. Our 24⁄7 emergency response ensures that your SERVPRO of Rapid City team is always here for you when you need us.
If you experience damage in a winter storm, call us. We have the experience and equipment to get your home back to normal.