KENTUCKY (WEHT) – ValuePenguin says out of all the states, Kentucky was ranked seventh in winter weather property damages.

Officials say winter weather hazards caused an estimated $64.1 million in property damages in the U.S. in 2022 through July. Since 2013, winter weather has caused $2.2 billion in property damages.

ServiceMaster Restore has safety tips to keep the family and home safe from winter dangers:

  • Do not pack the wrong survival tools
    • The essentials include rock salt to melt ice on walkways, sand to improve traction, snow removal equipment like shovels, sufficient heating fuel and adequate clothing/blankets. 
  • Do not use an electric generator indoors
    • Never use an electric generator indoors, inside the garage or near the air intake of your home because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. 
  • Don’t forget to make sure the emergency pantry is stocked
    • Keep a week’s worth of non-perishable food on hand. 
  • Don’t have a lack of water
    • Keep a water supply. Extreme cold can cause water pipes to freeze and sometimes break. 
  • Don’t leave pets and animals outdoors
    • Bring pets inside during winter weather and move other animals such as livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water. 

You can find the full research here. You can find more disaster restoration tips here.