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Winter Woes: Preparing for Home Emergencies in Freezing Temperatures

If you live in a place subjected to severe winters, you know the importance of keeping heat inside and cold outside. And, should the most formidable of winter woes strike, you'll be glad you spent time preparing for unexpected home emergencies in freezing temperatures. While you're at it, consulting a homeowners insurance calculator to ensure adequate protection from winter's ravages is another good defensive move.

The Worst Case Scenario

Smart emergency planners know to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. In this case, one of the worst things that could happen is a power failure lasting several days amid an extreme cold spell.

The following measures will give you the best shot at surviving until power is restored.

Preparing your home in advance will give you the best possible chance of surviving a power outage during an extended snowstorm. Conducting yourself with common sense during the incident is sound counsel as well.

Another good piece of advice is using the homeowners insurance calculator at CoverHound to help you find the best coverage for your situation. You'll get a great policy at an affordable price, and the service is free.

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