In addition to staying informed regarding the current forecast, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency offers a winter preparedness guide that can help protect you while you are at home or on the road. RIEMA also notes that winter weather is ‘deceptive.’ Many deaths that occur this time of year are indirectly related to the weather such as fatalities resulting from motor vehicle accidents; heart attacks from over exhaustion while removing snow; and from house fires where families are warming up their homes with unattended space heaters.

You can also help safeguard your family during the extreme cold by reading this guide on the essential items you should have before a storm arrives. OceanPoint would also like to remind you that extreme cold can also wreak havoc on your property as well. We urge you to review this guide, provided by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, on how to prevent frozen pipes.