First Community Financial Group, Inc. Blog
Blizzards are the most dangerous of winter storms. They produce high winds and heavy snow throughout much of the United States from December to March.
They are most common in the northern Great Plains states - South Dakota is sometimes called “the Blizzard State” - but they also occur as far south as Texas and as far east as Maine. (Re: Texas in 2022 Looking Back on Snowmageddon| January|February 2022 | TPW magazine)
Many blizzard-related deaths involve people who die of hypothermia in their cars, on the street or in wilderness areas. Sadly, most of these deaths could have been avoided with proper preparation. Blizzards also cause countless cases of frostbite, as well as damage to unsupported structures and homes.
Winter Storm Watches and Warnings
If you live in a snow-prone area, pay close attention to weather forecasts and listen for watches and warnings like these:
Plan Ahead for Winter Storms
Play it safe by preparing ahead for winter storms and blizzards. Remember, these storms can cause loss of electricity, heat, and telephone service and can trap you in your home for a few days. It's important to have ample supplies on hand in your home:
How to Dress for Winter Weather:
If You're Away From Home When the Storm Hits:
If you're outside:
If you're in your home or a building: