The Basics

Safety Tips

What to Do if Stranded in a Winter Storm

Tips to help stay safe in your car.

The United States of Severe Weather

Know what storms are likely where you live — and what you can do to prepare.

Teaching Your Kids Emergency Preparedness

Help kids understand what to expect in severe weather.

Hurricanes

Know how to deal after a thunderstorm, tornado or hurricane has passed through.

When a hurricane requires evacuation, here's what you can do to protect the house.

If your area got hit hard, predators may arrive offering repairs. Learn to spot them.

Be prepared for the storm, from minimizing damage to your property to prepping your emergency kit.

Wildfires

Safety tips to protect your family in case of hurricane, tornado, or other high winds.

Tips to help you assess your risk and identify ways to protect your home and family from a wildfire.

Whether you're buying a home with one or thinking of installing, here's what to know.

Preparing your family with safe escape routes and instructions can be a lifesaver in the case of an emergency.


Tornadoes

Learn about roofing shingles that will stand up to the harshest weather conditions.

The pros and cons of three types of safe rooms that can help protect your family during severe weather.

If you live in an area prone to severe weather, consider the protection of a safe room.

With these reinforced rooms, your family can shelter in place until danger passes.

Winter Storms

How to stay safe from these winds that can severely damage homes, landscapes, and people.

This list covering driving, dress, and home will make sure you're plenty prepared for any winter storm.

Snow on the roof may look pretty, but too much can potentially cause structural damage.

High temperatures, humidity, strong winds and hurricanes can really take a toll on homes in the South.

Earthquakes

Winter is coming. Prepare your car and home with these safety and savings steps.

You can't count on traditional homeowners' insurance to reimburse damages after a disaster.

Should you insure your home at replacement cost or market value? How to decide.

Why you need an inventory of your belongings, and the best way to create that list.


Severe Weather

You don't want too much or too little renters insurance. How to determine the right amount.

Hail can cause injury and damage your home and possessions. Here's how to prepare.

High versus low deductibles and a breakdown the types of auto insurance coverage.

Learn about roofing shingles that will stand up to the harshest weather conditions.

Thunderstorms

How to stay safe from these winds that can severely damage homes, landscapes, and people.

This common weather hazard can cause significant damage. Here's how to prepare.

When you're home or away, these home burglary prevention ideas preserve security.

If your home was built before 1970, lead may be present in lead-based paint, so read these safety tips

Floods

Theft happens, so try these affordable ways to increase security and protect your home.

Flooded car? It might be able to be salvaged.

Take these steps to help minimize your risk.

Learn how sump pumps work and whether you should look into installing one.


Home Fires

How to reduce backups and floods downstairs, plus storage tips for the lower level.

Firefighters respond to nearly 400,000 home fires annually, so it pays to learn fire safety.

Become familiarized with the ways to safely use these supplemental heat sources.

Most house fires are preventable, so take a minute to learn these less obvious causes.

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