New Hampshire Officials Warn Snow Poses Roof Collapse Danger

February 28, 2013

New Hampshire emergency management officials are warning the third major snowstorm in a month is increasing the danger that roofs could collapse under the weight of the snow

New Hampshire Acting Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Perry Plummer says snow accumulations on flat roof commercial or institutional buildings are at greatest risk.

The state is urging building owners or managers to monitor their buildings, ensure roof drains are clear and to remove snow as soon as it can be done safely.

Homeowners should also remove snow from the ground using snow rakes. If roofs need to be shoveled it should be done by contractors with the proper experience and insurance.

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