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Property owners are legally obligated to maintain their properties in a safe condition. The Department’s Weather Advisories are strictly a courtesy to remind property owners to prepare their properties for inclement weather and should not be read to suggest that the Department, rather than the property owner, is responsible for maintaining his or her property. Subscribe to Department of Buildings (DOB) Weather Advisories subscription page.