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Stormy Weather: The Severe Weather Home Disasters You Need To Avoid

The ceiling caving in, that is the way we often talk about disasters in a metaphorical sense. However, it can actually happen, along with many other problems that are best to avoid, especially in the colder months. So read on to find out how to help prevent these and keep your home safe no matter how fierce the storm.

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Heating breakdowns

During stormy, cold weather, the one thing that you will want to rely on is your heating. After all, there's nothing more comforting than curling up with a good book and hot chocolate in your cozy, warm home. Even as the wind blows a gale outside.

However, heating system breakdowns can prevent this, and that is why you have to take some preventative measure to stop such things happening. One useful measure is to use a heat tracing system for your home, as this can help stop your water supply freezing and so reduce the risk of cracked and leaking pipes during the winter period.

Also, if your heating works on a fuel that needs to be delivered like oil or gas, it is vital that you get a good supply of this in before the bad weather starts to hit. This is because bad weather can disrupt the access to your property and stop your supplier being able to deliver the fuel you need to keep warm in the winter months.

Snowed in

Getting snowed in isn't fun, especially if you have limited resources and no way to contact the outside world. In fact, situations like this can truly end in disaster. However, while you can't always control the weather, you can ensure that you are as prepared as possible when it does hit.

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To do this includes having enough food supplies, a small gas ring to melt snow and cook on, as well as a reliable form of communication contact to your nearest town. Mobile phones can work well here, although in some remote areas a two-way radio may be a better choice.

Leaking roofs  

Lastly, as mentioned earlier roofs can be a serious issue when the bad weather comes in. After all, you don't want to have to suffer leaks or even a cave in when the weather outside is less than pleasant.

So what can be done about this issue? Well, if you know a storm is in the way, then make sure that you secure any weak spots in the roof that you can. While the weather is finer, it's a good idea to check the roof structure and tiles, replacing any that aren't up to scratch.

It's can also be beneficial to keep an emergency patch-up kit in the home, that you can use to make minor repairs as soon as the bad weather has passed. Something that should tide you over until you can get a qualified roofing professional out to do the more extensive work that such repairs require.

In these ways, you can ensure that you home weathers the storm of severe weather. Something that can help to keep you safe, warm and dry no matter what the time of year.

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  1. I don't mind getting snowed in @ Kuala Lumpur. The weather is hot and crazy.

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