Who Needs to Winterize?
Of all 50 states, which would you guess had the most freeze-related claims?
New York? Maine? Michigan? Guess again.
An examination of the BoatU.S. Marine Insurance claim files found that balmy
California had more winterizing claims than any other state, including any of
the “deep freeze” states.
While winters may be much colder in the deep-freeze states, the bitter temperatures
are a fact of life and preparations for winter are taken very seriously. But
in the more temperate states, like California, Florida, Texas, Louisiana,
Alabama, and Georgia, winter tends to be relatively comfortable in most areas
with only an occasional cold spell. But if the forecasts call for a cold snap,
and they aren’t taken seriously, they can do a lot of damage!