State Farm Encourages Preparation to Protect your Home
May 31, 2013 Now that wildfire season is upon us State Farm is encouraging everyone to take time to prepare for this ever present danger. Dry and windy conditions across much of the northwest dramatically increase the chance of a wildfire. It only takes a spark to consume thousands of acres and destroy hundreds of homes
When a wildfire rages, the preparation you do beforehand can give emergency responders precious moments to protect your property and get flames under control. Consider doing simple projects like trimming limbs and bushes away from home, and clearing the roof and gutters of debris to reduce a fires access to your home. Check out our Interactive Wildfire Safety Site for more information.
While you are prepping your home take the time to create a home inventory checklist. Take photos of every room in your home and use our Home Inventory Checklist to help you recall your personal property should a wildfire consume your home.
Finally, make a note of the must-have items you need to grab if you are only given a couple of minutes to evacuate. This will ensure you have important items like medications, personal contacts and clothing while you are out of your home during a mandatory evacuation.
Remember to always make safety the top priority during wildfire season and contact your local agent for questions about all of your insurance needs.
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