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Tips to help prepare for and recover from tornadoes

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

Customers impacted by a tornado can file a claim online, through the State Farm® mobile app, by calling 1-800-SFCLAIM or by contacting your local agent office.

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Tornado safety: How to prepare

Tornado safety: How to prepare

If a tornado spins your way, understanding tornado safety will help keep you and your family as safe as possible. Start preparing now for maximum peace of mind.

What to Do In a Tornado

What to Do In a Tornado

You see the alert. Your area is under a tornado watch, or even worse, a tornado warning. Know the differences between them, and what to do during a tornado.

What to Do After a Tornado

What to Do After a Tornado

The aftermath of a tornado can feel scary and overwhelming. Here is how to address your most urgent needs first, and how to start the tornado recovery process.

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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.

Pay Attention to Straight Line Winds

Pay Attention to Straight Line Winds

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

Ways to Stay Safe During Severe Storm or Wind Event

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.

Power Outage Tips

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.

Staying Safe in a Hailstorm

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.

Ways to Stay Safe During Severe Storm or Wind Event

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.

Tips for Surviving Severe Weather

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.

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.

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

Home Inventory How to Create One

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

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

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.

What if Insurance Is Not Enough to Cover Damages?

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

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 tornado

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.

Tips to Find a Quality Contractor

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.

Portable Generator Safety Tips

Portable Generator Safety Tips

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

Which Home Repairs to DIY & When to Hire Out

Which Home Repairs to DIY & When to Hire Out

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.

Impact-Resistant Roofing Material That Stands Up to Nature

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

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.