In normal circumstances, homeowners should have their roofs inspected at least twice a year. Living in Central New York, however, usually requires more frequent maintenance jobs to prepare for the brutal winters that seemingly get worse every year.
Central New York already received its first major snowfall of the year and it looks like there will be more to come. The entire east coast has to keep an eye on snowfall, travel schedules, and anything related to the weather from now until about April.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has already issued a severe weather warning.
“With the first major snowfall forecast for parts of the state, I am urging New Yorkers to be prepared and stay safe,” Gov. Cuomo said. “New Yorkers should take appropriate precautions now, especially if they are traveling. Roads may become hazardous, and I strongly encourage everyone to drive responsibly.”
According to Newsmax, tens of thousands of central and western New York residents were without electricity in late November.
Despite knowing that the east coast is always hit hard with heavy snowfall beginning usually in November, many local residents are still unprepared for the winter.
“Obviously, when people have this colder weather, they look in their car and they go: ‘Oh, where’s my snow brush? Where’s my ice scrapers?'” said Al Kunz, manager of Valu Home Center.
According to NBC News, within the first few hours after the first snowfall of the year in Central New York, a CNY Lowes Home Improvement store sold 30 snow blowers.
“We’ve had to turn some people away at this point,” said Tim Faro, Lowes assistant manager.
USA Today reports that during this first snowfall, the National Weather Service issued a severe lake-effect snow warning throughout New York. More major snowfalls are expected within the next few weeks and throughout the winter.