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Tips to help prepare for and recover from floods

Helping you and your family prepare and recover from a flood and other severe storms.

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What to Do If Your Car Has Flood Damage

What to Do If Your Car Has Flood Damage

If your car was partially submerged in floodwater, follow our checklist for assessing flood damage afterwards.

How to Protect Against Water Damage

How to Protect Against Water Damage

Take these steps to help minimize your risk.

Sump Pump Basics

Sump Pump Basics

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

All Flood Prevention Tips

Reduce Sewer or Drain Losses in Your Basement

Reduce Sewer or Drain Losses in Your Basement

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

16 Home Safety Features You Can Control via Smartphone

16 Home Safety Features You Can Control via Smartphone

The latest generation of smart home monitoring goes far beyond smoke detection and intrusion alerts.

Flooded Basement? How to Deal with Common Causes

Flooded Basement? How to Deal with 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.

Prepare Your Home for Spring Storms

Prepare Your Home for Spring Storms

You can't stop April showers, but you can prepare your home and surroundings for thunderstorms, severe winds and more.

Minimize Excess Moisture for a Healthier Home

Minimize Excess Moisture for a Healthier Home

Target moisture to protect your home from deterioration, mold, and air quality problems.

Whole House Water Leak Detection Systems

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.

Tips For The Family

Prepare Your Babysitter for Emergencies

Prepare Your Babysitter for Emergencies

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

How to Design a Safe Room

How to Design a Safe Room

Learn the pros and cons of three types of safe rooms.

Teaching Your Kids Emergency Preparedness

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

How to Create a Home Inventory

How to Create a Home Inventory

A home inventory can expedite insurance claims process after theft, damage or loss.

How to Create a Home Inventory

How to Create a Home Inventory

A home inventory can expedite insurance claims process after theft, damage or loss.

How To Be Prepared For Home Insurance Reviews

How To Be Prepared For Home Insurance Reviews

The next time you need to renew your insurance policies, consider taking these steps to make sure you have the proper coverage for your property.

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value

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

Should You Get Personal Insurance?

Should You Get Personal Insurance?

You may want to opt for personal liability or one of the other personal insurance options.

Personal property and casualty insurance

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 a Flood

How to Protect Against Water Damage

How to Protect Against Water Damage

Take these steps to help minimize your risk.

Tips To Help Protect Yourself From A Contractor Scam

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.

Protect Yourself After the Storm

Protect Yourself After the Storm

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 Tips

Portable Generator Safety Tips

Stay safe when you need a portable generator to provide temporary power to your home.

3 Do-It-Yourself Home Repairs

3 Do-It-Yourself Home Repairs

When to do it yourself and save money, and when you should hire a professional for home repairs.

Which home repairs to DIY and when to hire a contractor.

Which home repairs to DIY and when to hire a contractor.

Ready to take the plunge on a DIY home project? Looking to save a few dollars in the process? It pays to weigh all of your options before you start the projects.

Impact-Resistant Roofing Material That Stands Up to Nature

Impact-Resistant Roofing Material That Stands Up to Nature

Your roof has to endure a variety of weather conditions. Hail, high winds, snow, ice, and even nearby wildfire can weaken or destroy your roof.

Whole House Water Leak Detection Systems

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.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.