Ginny's RI House Hunt Blog: Get Ready for Snow Storm in RI and the Northeast

Get Ready for Snow Storm in RI and the Northeast

Get Ready for Snow Storm in RI and the Northeast


When it comes at us it comes large in the winter and real estate grinds to a halt as clients and real estate agents get ready for the snow and staying safe.

snow in Rhode Island real estate


Here is a quick list of RI snow preparedness items to do in the next day:

- 3 days of storm supplies on hand.  Water, granola bars, fruit and non refrigerated items

- Generator.  If you have one, get it ready with enough gas for it.

- Batteries and flashlights.  At least 2 sets of 'D' size batteries for each flashlight should last a week without electricity.

- Radio with batteries.

- Tarps. Broken windows, roof leaks are all possibilities here so have something that can go over them.

- Ziploc bags.  Put cash, license, insurance policy, house deed, credit cards, cell phone, computer and all important papers in water tight containers. 

- Digital and video cameras.  Before the storm take a video tour of the inside and outside of your home, upload privately to YouTube or Photo Sharing private service.  You may need these to document any insurance damage and you will have it.

- Pet needs.  If you have to go to a shelter or a friends home, you must make arrangements with another party to take your pets in for you so get food, leashes and pet crates ready.

- Plan.  Notify all family members who your contact person will be out of area if they can't reach you.  This is the person you will get in touch with if communication is not possible.  Have a center point location established that you will all meet at if the power and communication lines are down.  Our RI real estate is at risk with this one...let us be safe with our lives.

Now get going today to get organized.  Snow 
Preparedness - Be Prepared - Must Do's for RI Real Estate.

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Comment balloon 14 commentsGinny Gorman • January 17 2019 05:29PM


Ginny we have lucked out so far this year, but our luck may have run out 

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

If you don't have to go out, its better to stay indoors and enjoy the beauty of the snow fall.

Posted by Joyce Marsh, Regal Christie's International Real Estate (Regal | Christie's International Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Hi Ginny- stay warm and stay safe. These are good tips and not just for a winter storm. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

I hope your local residents will read your post. Stay safe.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 1 year ago

Rumor has it we are to see 7" over the weekend starting tonite...which will very unusually...if it happens be the first BIG snow this season...stay warm,..and safe !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 1 year ago

Good morning, Ginny Gorman I think your coastal area will dodge the snow and have rain..... we're expected to get 10-12".... just enough for a decent workout... if we lose power, I'll park myself with some poor unsuspecting family household... I'm surrounded by them....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 1 year ago

Ginny: A good list to ensure consumers are prepared for whatever Mother Nature brings with her. Stay safe and warm!

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 1 year ago

Good morning Ginny. I think of you often now. I appreciate the list and think it is solid. I'd nevr leave my pets behind though so I have a case for them prepared.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

Hello Ginny, I am worried all the time I see a snow storm is headed to people like you, Sheila, Barbara and Scott.  Stay safe.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 1 year ago

You're also in my thoughts, Ginny.  Good post pre-storm. Preparedness is key. Hunker in and stay safe - glad to hear family is nearby. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 1 year ago

The news has been reporting on the storms that have been pummeling us, now cavorting across country to your neck of the woods.  Stay warm!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

Hi Ginny.  It appears that there is going to be one storm after another for this winter.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

Some ferry runs have been cancelled due to high winds. Living on an island in Narragansett Bay has it's own set of challenges. Unless you can walk on will not be going anywhere.  So you prepare, sit back, relax and enjoy nature.

Posted by Barbara Tattersall, GRI (Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH)) over 1 year ago

It’s something that I never miss when I go to the West Coast. Everybody stay safe this season. There will probably be plenty of snow until April.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 1 year ago

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