The Feb. 19 article "Don't Let Those Drips Make You Flip" was an example of irresponsible reporting. Having suffered water damage myself, I know that the proactive approach with my insurance company and disaster restoration company saved thousands of dollars of additional damage and interior grief.
The first thing done was removing excess snow off the roof and channeling water through the ice off the roof line to relieve pressure. Do nothing and whole ceilings can collapse inside the house.
With thousands of residents impacted, the suggestion to hope "that temperatures drop into the 20s and stay there" was totally irresponsible.