Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney encouraged residents of the 101st District to take the opportunity to prepare for winter storms.
“Fall is a time to prepare our homes and community for the harsh winter months,” said Tenney, R - New Hartford, in a news release. “While we are still fighting to recover from storm damage, we need to make sure we prepare for potentially destructive winter weather.”
Tenney made the following suggestions for winter preparedness:
• Low-income residents who may be eligible for home heating assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program should call the HEAP hotline at 1-800-342-3009;
• Take steps to protect your property against flooding, prepare your home for winter storms, and secure your home against rodents by sealing holes and cracks around the home’s perimeter;
• Fall cleaning is the new spring cleaning. Take advantage of the crisp weather to clean out the garage, and properly dispose of items like car batteries or old appliances. Check with your local waste management service regarding proper disposal methods; and
• Be sure to apply for your STAR Rebate. Check with your local assessor’s office for the application deadline;
“As the winter months approach, we need to make sure our homes are prepared to withstand potentially dangerous and destructive weather” said Tenney.