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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Understanding landslides and mudslides

Learn about the different characteristics between landslides and mudslides and what can be done to help try to prevent them.

Tips for surviving severe weather

Check out these preparation tips for before a storm hits and then 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.

Pros and cons of metal roofs for your home

Whether you're buying a home with one or thinking of installing, here's what to know.

Pay attention to straight line winds

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

Power outage tips

When severe weather looms, see that your home or small business is prepared for a power failure.

Severe weather articles

What to do after a wildfire

The aftermath of a wildfire can feel overwhelming. When you get the all-clear to return home, know where to start and how to stay safe as you recover.

Weather and catastrophe team rushing to respond

It isn't your average job, but for members of the State Farm Catastrophe Team®, it's the fastest way to help.

Lightning safety

Know what to do in order to avoid injury and property damage when lightning strikes.

Ways to stay safe during a severe storm or wind event

Preparing for a severe storm or wind emergency may help minimize damage to your property.

How a storm shelter or safe room can help protect against severe weather

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

Storm windows: Protect your home from extreme elements

High temperatures, humidity, strong winds and hurricanes can really take a toll on homes. Have you thought about trying storm windows for protection?

Prepare your home for spring weather

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

The United States of severe weather

Know what types of storms may be typical where you live and what you can do to prepare.

Staying safe in a hailstorm

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

Tips for the family

Emergency kit supplies to include

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

Prepare a babysitter checklist

Consider putting together a checklist for yourself and a list of important information about your child, family and home to help prepare your babysitter.

Teaching your kids emergency preparedness

Weather emergencies may scare your kids, but helping them understand what to expect can help reduce the stress.

Insurance tips

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

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.

Why should I review my home insurance annually?

The next time you need to renew your insurance policies, consider taking these steps to make sure you understand what your coverages are.

What you need to know about replacement cost vs market value

Learn the difference between replacement cost value and market value coverage to make an informed decision when purchasing home insurance.

What is individual liability insurance and what does it cover?

Liability insurance is typically a portion of the coverage for a home or vehicle policy. A Personal Liability Umbrella Policy may be another viable option for further protection.

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

Help protect yourself from contractor scams

If your area got hit hard with a catastrophe or weather event, shady contractors may arrive offering repairs. Learn tips that might help you spot them.

Which emergency backup generator is right for you?

Considerations for permanent and portable generators.

DIY home improvement or when to hire a pro

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

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.

What is an impact-resistant roof?

If you're ready for a new roof, now's a great time to upgrade to sturdier materials to create an impact-resistant roof that may save you time, money and hassle down the road.

Whole house water leak detection systems with automatic shut-off

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

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