Tips for preparing for and recover from severe weather

Severe weather safety is vital. Read through our weather safety tips from State Farm® for tornadoes, lightning & thunder storms.

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Tips for Surviving Severe Weather

Check out these preparation tips for before a storm hits and what to do after the severe weather has passed.

Lightning Protection for Your Home

Lightning protection can help you limit your risk of lightning damage and help in protecting your home.

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.

Severe weather articles

Customer Response Unit Rushing to Respond

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

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.

Lightning Safety

Lightning strikes injure hundreds of people and cost millions of dollars every year in damages. Read these lightning protection tips to help keep safe.

Ways to Stay Safe During Severe Storm or Wind Event

Severe weather and severe wind are common throughout the country. Read these safety tips to help your emergency planning.

Pay Attention to Straight Line Winds

Learn what straight line winds are, how they differ from tornadoes, and how to stay safe.

Designing a Safe Room

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

Storm Windows Help Protect Against Severe Weather

High temperatures, humidity, strong winds and hurricanes can really take a toll on homes. You can protect your home against the extreme elements by adding storm windows.

Prepare Your Home For Spring Storms

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

Power Outage Tips

Be prepared for before a power outage, know what to do during a power failure and what you may need to do after one.

The United States of Severe Weather

Do you know how to protect your home against severe weather damage? This infographic can help.

Staying Safe in a Hailstorm

These hailstorm safety tips can help you limit the damage due to hail, and help with your overall disaster preparedness.

Tips for the family

What to Include in an Emergency Kit

Having emergency kit supplies prepared ahead of time may give you just the resources you and your family need to stay safe.

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.

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 severe weather

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.

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.

What to Do After a Hurricane

Helpful tips to prevent further water damage, safely begin cleaning up and finding a contractor to help repair damage to your property.

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.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm® (including State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates). While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. State Farm is not responsible for, and does not endorse or approve, either implicitly or explicitly, the content of any third party sites that might be hyperlinked from this page. The information is not intended to replace manuals, instructions or information provided by a manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional, or to affect coverage under any applicable insurance policy. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.