August 27, 2012 - Jackson, MS - State Farm®, Mississippi's largest home and auto insurer, is encouraging residents to take immediate precautions to reduce possible damage from Tropical Storm Isaac. The storm could bring hurricane force winds and spawn tornadoes and flooding far into the state. Homeowners should secure outdoor objects such as lawn furniture and other items that could be tossed around by strong winds and cause damage property.
Inside the home, residents should locate important documents such as insurance papers, in case of catastrophic damage. Additional steps should include taking a home inventory and documenting important belongings with photographs in the event that losses occur. Residents are encouraged to keep the documentation at a secure location such as a safe deposit box. Click here for a link to a home inventory list. Home Inventory List
Residents should also have an emergency supply kit to include food and water for several days in case there are power outages.
Roszell Gadson, Media Relations (770) 418-5940
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