Helping prepare for and recover from earthquakes

Learn how insurance policies deal with earthquakes, tips on how to prepare for and recover from earthquakes, and general earthquake safety tips.

Customers impacted by an earthquake can file a claim online, through the State Farm® mobile app, by calling 1-800-SFCLAIM or by contacting your local agent office.

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How to Prepare for an Earthquake

Prepare your family and your home for an earthquake before it happens, including what to put in an earthquake kit.

What to do During an Earthquake

What to do when an earthquake hits to stay safe — outdoors, indoors and in a car or if you are trapped.

What to do After an Earthquake

What to do after an earthquake to keep safe, to protect your property and how to get your insurance claims started.

All earthquake tips

Do You Need Earthquake Insurance

Over 20+ U.S. states have experienced measurable earthquake activity over the past decade. Earthquake insurance can be valuable to all homeowners.

Tsunami Safety Tips

Protect yourself and your family by understanding, preparing for and taking safety precautions for a tsunami.

How Volcano Damage is Covered on Your Insurance

Most homeowners and auto insurance policies cover you from some damage related to a volcanic eruption, but there are exceptions.

Tips for the family

Prepare Your Babysitter for Emergencies

Prepare and arm your babysitter for success and emergency situations by leaving important information about your house, your family and your child.

Designing a Safe Room

Constructing a storm shelter space within your home can help protect you from natural disasters and weather emergencies.

Teaching Your Kids Emergency Preparedness

Help kids understand what to do in the event of a weather emergency, and get our emergency preparedness tips for you and your family.

Insurance tips

Home Inventory How to Create One

A home inventory is a way to help make home or renters insurance coverage decisions & expedite the insurance claims process after theft, damage or loss.

Flooded Basement Common Causes

Wet basement problems can cost you thousands of dollars. Here are steps to help identify the source of the water and ways to minimize your risk.

How To Be Prepared for Home Insurance Reviews

Make sure you regularly review your home insurance coverage to be properly covered. Here are some tips to have a good insurance review.

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value

Learn the difference between the replacement cost and market value coverage types.

What if Insurance Is Not Enough to Cover Damages?

You may want to consider a personal article insurance or personal liability insurance policy to help protect your possessions, home and future earnings.

Personal property and casualty insurance

What is Personal Property and Casualty Insurance? Learn more information on automobile, homeowners, watercraft, condo, renters and more.

Tips for recovering from an earthquake

Weather and catastrophe team rushing to respond

Learn more about the weather and catastrophe response team at State Farm® — the largest disaster response team in the insurance business.

Tips To Help Protect Yourself From A Contractor Scam

Shady contractors and home repair scams can cost you. Discover tips to protect yourself from repair scams by learning how to spot home repair fraud.

Tips to Find a Quality Contractor

If your area got hit hard by recent storms, scammers may arrive offering repairs to your roof and other property damaged. Learn to spot them.

Portable Generator Safety

Check out these portable generator safety tips for when you need to provide temporary power to your home or wherever you need it.

DIY Home Renovations. The Pros & Cons of Doing It Yourself

Before jumping into a home or apartment project, weigh the pros and cons of a DIY approach vs. hiring a professional contractor.

Impact-Resistant Roofing Material That Stands Up to Nature

Weather conditions can weaken or destroy your roof system. Impact-resistant shingles can help.

Whole House Water Leak Detection Systems

Learn how to prevent costly water damage and the different water leak detection systems with automatic shutoff valves available on the market today.

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