Winter Weather Preparedness and Resources

WINTER WEATHER RESOURCES

Winter storms can include large snow accumulation, extremely cold temperatures, coastal flooding, beach erosion, and heavy, wet snow or ice. Extreme winter weather can shut down an entire region. It can lead to roof collapses, communications disruptions, and power outages. To minimize the dangers of winter storms, take the proper safety precautions to protect yourself and your family. Read guidance on warming centers and find more resources and tips online at mass.gov.

HEATING SAFETY AND TIPS

Heating is a leading cause of home fires in Massachusetts. Use your home heating system and space heating appliances responsibly to keep warm and keep safe. Find more information on heating safety, in seven languages, including:

  • Essential Fire Safety Tips
  • Safe Use of Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Stoves
  • Safe Use of Space Heaters
  • Practice Carbon Monoxide Safety