Police departments report a spike in burglaries from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and fire departments receive hundreds of calls involving fires caused by Christmas tree and holiday lights. Before the holidays kick into high gear, take a moment to protect your home and family by reducing the risk of these holiday hazards.
As temperatures fall, the risk of heavy snow or freezing rain rises across much of the country. To safely weather whatever hazardous conditions that the season has in store, it's important to understand Winter Weather Alerts, issued by the National Weather Service.
With all the fun that winter weather can bring in the form of days off from school, ice skating, and playing outside in the snow, there is also the threat of dangerous storms that can cause damage to your home. Take some time to prepare your loved ones and your property now, and be ready no matter what this winter has in store.