North Little Rock, AR (July 20, 2012) - Officials with State Farm urge property owners to use extreme care regarding any outdoor activities during this period of extreme drought in the state.
Spokesman, Gary Stephenson, in North Little Rock said, "We are in a time where everyone is becoming extremely concerned about fire safety and their own property's safety. While we cannot control what might accidentally happen, there are some steps that we can take around our homes, to be in the safest position possible in terms of protecting against wildfire damage.”
Stephenson said, "Time is of the essence when a wildfire threatens your home. The more you can do before a wildfire, to create a defensible space, will slow a fire's progress and provide fire fighters valuable time to protect or save your property if a fire should threaten your home or property.”
State Farm offers the following tips that might help reduce your risk:
If your home is threatened, and if time allows:
Insurance Tips -Things to consider if your home is threatened by wildfire:
Finally - For preparedness in case of any disaster—fire, storm, earthquake or otherwise:
Gary Stephenson, Public Affairs Specialist, (501) 615-6004.
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