Keeping up with winter storms

February 4, 2021

As a PIA Northeast member, you can keep updated on the latest storm news via PIA’s Storm Info Central.

This tool kit includes:

  • state-specific insurance department information;
  • pertinent QuickSource and Ask PIA resources on topics such as snowplowing, business interruption, loss of use and homeowners policy information; and
  • information on how to order PIA Design & Print consumer material for your agency to use in pre- and post-storm communication with your insureds. For more information, email PIA Design & Print at design.print@pia.org.

Members who have prepared by using PIA’s Agency Preparedness and Recovery Plan may want to review their customized document as well to ensure the appropriate supplies are on hand. Contact PIA’s Industry Resource Center, or use the Ask PIA button on the PIA home page for any additional questions.

State-specific news:

Connecticut:

March 1: Gov. Lamont activates severe cold weather protocol as frigid temperatures expected to impact Connecticut overnight

Feb. 18: Snow will continue off and on through Friday afternoon

Feb. 11: Gov. Lamont activates severe cold-weather protocol effective this afternoon in anticipation of long-duration period of frigid temperatures

Feb. 2: Gov. Lamont lifts travel ban on tractor trailers effective today at 6 a.m.

Feb. 2: Gov. Lamont directs 10 a.m. delayed opening for state office buildings Tuesday due to winter storm

Feb. 1: Gov. Lamont amends travel ban on certain tractor trailers

Jan. 31: Gov. Lamont implements travel ban on certain tractor trailers effective Monday at 5 a.m.

Jan. 31: Gov. Lamont directs state office buildings to close to the public Monday due to winter storm

Jan. 31: Gov. Lamont activates state emergency operations center for winter storm, extends Connecticut’s severe cold-weather protocol to Wednesday

Jan. 29: Gov. Lamont extends cold-weather protocol through Monday afternoon

Jan. 26: Gov. Lamont activates Connecticut’s severe cold-weather protocol effective Thursday afternoon

New Jersey:

Feb. 23: Gov. Murphy lifts storm-related state of emergency

Feb. 19: N.J. weather: Up to two more inches of snow, freezing rain today

Feb. 18: N.J. weather: When will the snow start Thursday? Latest update on timing, track for winter storm

Feb. 18: N.J. weather: Stay off treacherous roads, give exhausted snow crews room to plow, Gov. Murphy says

Feb. 2: N.J. weather: Relentless winter storm hits day three. Another 1-3 inches of snow today will pile on big totals.

Feb. 2: Gov. Murphy announces state offices and vaccine mega-sites will remain closed today due to Winter Storm Orlena

Feb. 1: N.J. weather: More than two feet of snow, high winds and flooding possible from nor’easter

Feb. 1: N.J. weather: Worst of fierce winter storm still ahead with heavy snow, gusts up to 50 mph

Jan. 31: Gov. Murphy declares state of emergency in response to expected winter storm

New York:

March 1: Gov. Cuomo directs state agencies to prepare emergency response assets for damaging high winds and plummeting temperatures

Feb. 18: Gov. Cuomo reminds New Yorkers to use extreme caution while traveling as winter storm will impact New York through Friday night

Feb. 17: Gov. Cuomo directs state agencies to ready emergency response assets as another winter storm is forecast to impact New York Thursday through Friday

Feb. 15: Gov. Cuomo directs state agencies to mobilize emergency response assets as major winter weather system set to impact state with two rounds of snow, sleet and ice through Tuesday night

Feb. 14: Gov. Cuomo directs state agencies to prepare emergency response assets as heavy snow, sleet and ice forecast to impact most of state Monday through Tuesday evening

Feb. 8: Gov. Cuomo directs state agencies to prepare emergency assets in advance of snow and hazardous travel conditions through Tuesday

Feb. 4: Gov. Cuomo directs state agencies to prepare emergency response assets as more than a foot of lake-effect snow forecast to impact areas along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario Friday into Saturday

Feb. 2: Gov. Cuomo updates New Yorkers on storm recovery efforts and urges caution as additional storms may impact state this weekend

Feb. 2: Gov. Cuomo announces that ban on commercial vehicles, empty trailers and tandem trailers lifted on all state highways

Feb. 1: Gov. Cuomo announces New York City subway, LIRR and Metro-North to resume service early tomorrow

Feb. 1: Gov. Cuomo announces ban on commercial vehicles on New York’s entire I-84 corridor

Feb. 1: Gov. Cuomo announces winter storm will impact Tuesday vaccine appointments at state-run sites

Feb. 1: Gov. Cuomo declares state of emergency in additional counties as nor’easter impacts state with heavy snow, high winds and coastal flooding through Tuesday night.

Counties include: Albany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Nassau, New York City, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester and Yates.

Feb. 1: Gov. Cuomo declares state of emergency throughout Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island – New Yorkers encouraged to avoid travel

Jan. 31: Statement from Secretary to the Governor Melissa Derosa on Monday vaccine appointment postponements at multiple sites throughout downstate New York for safety due to winter storms

Jan. 31: Gov. Cuomo directs state agencies to mobilize emergency response resources in advance of nor’easter forecast to affect state through Tuesday with snow, high winds, coastal flooding

Jan. 30: Gov. Cuomo directs state agencies to prepare emergency response assets as storm set to impact New York City, Long Island, and Lower Hudson Valley with snow, high winds and coastal flooding

Jan. 29: Gov. Cuomo continues to urge caution as extreme cold temperatures are forecast to persist across the state until Sunday morning

Jan. 29: Gov. Cuomo announces operations at Jones Beach drive=thru vaccination sites suspended due to weather

Jan. 28: Gov. Cuomo urges caution as polar vortex will bring extremely cold temperatures across the state Thursday night

Vermont:

Feb. 2: Nor’easter forecasted to bring up to a foot of snow to parts of Vermont and New York

Feb. 1: Vaccination sites will be open in Vermont despite snow

Feb. 1: Nor’easter expected to dump fluffy snow throughout Vermont. How much will your area get?

Feb. 1: Vaccinations sites will be open tomorrow; people concerned about weather-related travel can reschedule

Jan. 31: First alert: Multi-day nor’easter bringing heavy snow to region Monday into Tuesday

About the author…

Alexandra Chouinard

Alexandra Chouinard is the writer and social-media specialist for PIA Northeast. A newcomer to the communications industry, Alexandra has editing, writing, advertising and publishing experience from her Alma Mater, Loyola University, where she earned a dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in Writing and Communication. Currently, Alexandra is attending Johns Hopkins University in pursuit of a Master of Arts in Communication and a Master of Business Administration Degree.

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