Winter Storm Preparations

Winter Storm Preparations

Residents of Highland Park

There is a winter storm watch in effect from late Tuesday, February 1 night through Thursday, February 3 evening. The metro Detroit area will see a possible total snow accumulation of 8 to 16 inches. 

  • Due to upcoming winter storm, we are asking that residents are mindful of safety and snow protocols and work together with the Police, Fire, & Public Works Department.
  • The City of Highland Park will have salt and plow trucks out in the community to maintain the roads.
  • Where able, Please Do Not Park On The Street, but in the driveways, garages, and lots. 
  • All snow will be plowed to the north side of most residential streets.
  • If you have to park on the street, please be mindful that you may be plowed in. 

Fire Safety

Please practice fire safety during this time. If at any time you experience a fire, please have a meeting point for your family. 

 

What To Do In Case of Power Outages

In the event of a power outage, here are some time on how to be prepared:

Before Power Outage

Check flashlights and battery-powered portable radios to ensure that they are working, and you have extra batteries. A radio is an important source for obtaining weather and emergency information during a storm. Remember to charge your devices (tip: you can use your car to charge your phone if you have the appropriate cords).

Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. If the doors stay closed, food will stay safe for up to: 4 hours in a refrigerator. 48 hours in a full freezer; 24 hours in a half-full freezer.
Does renters insurance cover food loss due to power outage?
“Yes, it actually does cover food as your personal property. If your apartment loses power and the food gets spoiled in the refrigerator, your renters insurance should cover food replacement subject to your deductible.

During the Power Outage

  • Dress for the season, wearing several layers of loose fitting, light-weight, warm clothing, rather than one layer of heavy clothing. The outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent. Mittens are better than gloves.
  • Wear a hat—most body heat is lost through the top of the head.
  • Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.

After the Power Outage

  • Be extra cautious if you go outside to inspect for damage after a storm. Downed or hanging electrical wires can be hidden by snowdrifts, trees or debris, and could be live. Never attempt to touch or move downed lines. Keep children and pets away from them. Always stay 25 feet away from downed power lines.
  • Check on neighbors, especially senior citizens and individuals with functional needs.

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