March Is a Tricky Time of Year
March is always a tricky time of year, it is far enough removed from the cold winter temperatures, but not close enough to spring that we are not out of the woods for winter storms, either nor’easters or blizzards.
In 2019, the beginning of March in New Jersey saw three major nor’easter storms in less than two weeks, one accompanied by a full moon which resulted in flooding for many Jersey Shore towns.
Actually, two of the three most expansive, heaviest Northeast snowstorms since the mid-1950s have happened in March, rather than the core winter months of December, January or February.
According to The Weather Channel, they are:
Superstorm 1993 (Mar. 12-14)
Blizzard of 1960 (Mar 2-5)
Just like March itself, it’s difficult to predict what can happen in any weather situation. The main rule of thumb is to always be prepared. As we have mentioned before, there are many things you can do to make sure you are ready for any major storm:
- Trim Large and/or Dying Trees
- Make Sure Your Gutters are Clean
- Know Your Evacuation Plan
- Put Together an Emergency Kit
- Non-Perishable Food
- Radio (battery-powered or hand-crank)
- First Aid Kit
- Multi-Purpose Tool
- Personal Hygiene & Sanitation Items
- Copies of Personal Documents
- Cell Phones & Chargers
- Emergency & Family Contact Info
- Area Maps
Being prepared may minimize your damage, but you many still need some help should you have water or ice damage. The experts at SERVPRO of Eatontown / Long Branch are equipped to handle any kind of disaster – from flood to fire and everything in between and we have experience restoring businesses and homes affected by storms and flooding. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.