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.

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

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.