Winter weather - ice storms - power failures: plan ahead

Severe winter weather, arctic freeze and ice storms can cause power failures as far south as Texas and Florida. Extended power failures can result in freezing fire sprinkler and domestic water piping and significant water damage to property. Taking steps to prepare, protect and recover from the impact of severe winter weather and power failures can help minimize the potential adverse effects and damage. Steps include:  

Preparation

Protection

When a power failure disrupts the delivery of heat for several hours to several days and the temperature in the building falls below 32° F:

Recovery

After the event is over and the power restored:

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