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Winter storms are hard to predict, come in all varieties, and often catch us by surprise. Winter storms are generally defined by the dominant varieties of precipitation being snow, sleet, or freezing rain. Most storms also bring low temperatures and strong winds. Any combination of these winter storm characteristics can be dangerous to property and life.

Protect your homes, cars, boats, and business in the winter with these guides:

  • Winterizing Your Home.
    Winterizing your home prevents ice damming, frozen pipes, and smoke/fire damage. Read more >

  • Preparing Your Cars for Winter.
    Easy tips from installing new winter wipers to maintaining at least a half tank of gas. Read more >

  • Safe Wintertime Driving Guidelines.
    Driving in winter storms and winter conditions tests the skills of even the most experienced drivers. Read more >

  • Winter Freeze-Up Precautions for Business.
    Freeze-ups can result in major water damage to buildings and contents, business interruption due to clean up, and more. Read more >

  • Laying-up Your Boats Afloat.
    Following winter in-the-water storage guidelines will help to keep your boat damage free in the cold months. Read more >

NOAA’s Online National Weather Hazards Map.
Interactive map displays active winter weather watches, warnings, advisories and short term forecasts. View the map here >

Reporting a claim, after a severe winter storm.

  • You will be able to reach Gowrie Group through our normal communication channels immediately following winter storms at 800.262.8911.
  • Many times the most efficient way to report a claim after a major storm is to contact your insurance carrier directly. Visit to access the direct claims reporting phone numbers for each insurance company.
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