Winter Storm Center

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Winter storms come in all varieties, but they are generally defined by the dominant varieties of precipitation being snow or sleet, or a rainstorm where ground temperatures are cold enough to allow ice to form (i.e. freezing rain). A blizzard is a severe winter storm condition characterized by low temperatures, strong winds, and heavy snow. All types of winter storms make travel dangerous, many also cause widespread power outages, school and airport closures, delays, and in the worst cases, injury or death.

The following articles provide detailed information and tips on how best to protect your homes, cars, businesses and boats for severe winter weather.

Protecting Your Home for Winter Weather.

Safe Wintertime Driving Tips & Winter Car Preparation.

Protecting Your Business for Winter Weather.

Winter Preparation for Your Boat.

Winter weather advisories.
NOAA's interactive National Weather Hazards map displays active watch, warnings, advisories and short term forecasts, updated every 5 minutes. 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 severe winter storms: 800.262.8911 or
  • In the event that a severe storm impacts CT the most efficient way to report a claim situation may be to contact your insurance carrier directly. You can access our list of insurance carriers and their direct claims reporting phone numbers here. Please print or write down these numbers and store them in a safe location.