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.

The Storm Window Solution

The Storm Window Solution

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

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

Make sure your childcare provider has the information to keep your kids their safest.

How to Design a Safe Room

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

Teaching Your Kids Emergency Preparedness

Teaching Your Kids Emergency Preparedness

Help kids understand what to expect in severe weather.

Insurance Tips

Home Inventory: How To Create One

A home inventory lists everything you own, with each item's value.

This Task Ensures That You Cover All of Your Assets

This Task Ensures That You Cover All of Your Assets

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

What to Note for Home Insurance Reviews

What to Note for Home Insurance Reviews

A few helpful things homeowners should keep in mind for home insurance reviews.

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value

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

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

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

Tips For Recovering From Severe Weather

Selecting a Roofing Contractor

Selecting a Roofing Contractor

From smart ways to ask for a referral to how to find out about local certifications, you'll want to see these handy tips.

Do These Contractor Practices Seem Shady? They Are

Do These Contractor Practices Seem Shady? They Are

Protect your money and your house from home repair scams by learning these red flags.

Protect Yourself After the Storm

Protect Yourself After the Storm

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

Portable Generator Safety Tips

Portable Generator Safety Tips

Generator safety tips for 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.

Home Repairs: DIY or Pro?

Home Repairs: DIY or Pro?

What common household to-dos can you tackle yourself? Which ones are best left to the pros? Read on for our top picks.

Roofing Materials That Stand Up to Nature

Roofing Materials That Stand Up to Nature

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

Whole House Water Leak Detection Systems

Learn how to prevent costly water damage to your home by installing a water leak detection system.

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.