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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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Safety After Severe Storms

Safety After Severe Storms

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

Lightning Protection for Your Home

Lightning Protection for Your Home

Lightning protection can help you limit your risk of lightning damage.

Tips for Surviving Severe Storms

Tips for Surviving Severe Storms

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

All Severe Weather Articles

The Shocking Facts on Lightning, and How to Strike Back

The Shocking Facts on Lightning, and How to Strike Back

Lightning can be destructive, but most damage can also be prevented with these steps.

Ways to Stay Safe During a Severe Wind Event

Ways to Stay Safe During a Severe Wind Event

Safety tips to help your severe wind emergency planning.

Pay Attention to Straight-Line Winds

Pay Attention to Straight-Line Winds

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

Shelter From the Storm

Shelter From the Storm

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

Storm Windows Help Protect Against Severe Weather

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

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.

Power Outage Tips

Power Outage Tips

When severe weather looms, make sure your home is prepared for a power failure.

The United States of Severe Weather

The United States of Severe Weather

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

4 Keys to Staying Safe in a Hailstorm

4 Keys to Staying Safe in a Hailstorm

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

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.

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.

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 Severe Weather

Ways to Stay Safe During a Severe Wind Event

Ways to Stay Safe During a Severe Wind Event

Safety tips to help your severe wind emergency planning.

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.