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Tips for preparing for and recover from winter weather

Helping you and your family prepare and recover from winter storms.

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DIY Tips for Winterizing Your Home

DIY Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing your home to protect against snow and below-freezing temps can help your home withstand the ups, downs and erratic moods of Mother Nature.

Prepare Your Car for Winter With a Few Simple Tips

Prepare Your Car for Winter With a Few Simple Tips

Winter driving conditions can turn treacherous in an instant. Here are some important tips from State Farm to prepare your vehicle for winter.

What is hypothermia? Signs and causes

What is hypothermia? Signs and causes

Hypothermia is a misunderstood condition that's caused by prolonged exposure to cold temperatures.

All Winter Storm Articles For Your Car

Prepare Your Car for Winter With a Few Simple Tips

Prepare Your Car for Winter With a Few Simple Tips

Winter driving conditions can turn treacherous in an instant. Here are some important tips from State Farm to prepare your vehicle for winter.

Ways to Help Keep Your Car Clear of Snow and Ice

Ways to Help Keep Your Car Clear of Snow and Ice

Clearing windshields might help increase driving visibility

Important Winter Car Care Tips

Important Winter Car Care Tips

Keep your car running smoothly in the winter months, and avoid long-term damage with these car care tips.

What Are the Best Tires for Winter Driving?

What Are the Best Tires for Winter Driving?

Know the tires you need for winter driving, and how to maintain them for increased tire safety.

What is black ice? Watch for this winter road hazard

What is black ice? Watch for this winter road hazard

Many drivers are unaware of this slippery winter road culprit. Here's how to prepare.

Basic Winter Driving Tips

Basic Winter Driving Tips

Learn how to navigate snow, heavy fog, ice and more.

All Winter Storm Articles For Your Home

Snow Shoveling Tips

Snow Shoveling Tips

Clear the way safely with these snow shoveling tips about proper clothing, loosening up, pacing yourself and more.

Window and Door Draft Blockers Can Help Keep Your Home Cozy and Warm

Window and Door Draft Blockers Can Help Keep Your Home Cozy and Warm

Before cold weather comes, take time to insulate your home or apartment to keep the winter chill outside.

Are Electric Blankets Safe?

Are Electric Blankets Safe?

Electric blankets and heating pads make cozy companions. Before you plug yours in, consider these safety tips.

Space Heater and Wood Stove Safety

Space Heater and Wood Stove Safety

Space heaters and wood stoves are great for warming up chilly rooms. Follow these tips for buying, and then safely using, these type of heaters.

Causes and Prevention for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Causes and Prevention for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is poisonous to humans and animals. Learn the warning signs to prevent CO poisoning.

Ideas on How To Prevent Pipes From Freezing

Ideas on How To Prevent Pipes From Freezing

Frozen pipes can cause significant water damage in your home. State Farm discusses ways of preventing frozen pipes, and how to deal with burst pipes.

Furnace Maintenance Must-Knows

Furnace Maintenance Must-Knows

Keep your home furnace in great shape by following these furnace maintenance basics.

How to Prepare Your Furnace for Extreme Winter Cold

How to Prepare Your Furnace for Extreme Winter Cold

How to keep your home warm in extreme cold

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.

How to Safely Clear Snow Off Your Roof Using the Right Tools

How to Safely Clear Snow Off Your Roof Using the Right Tools

Too much snow on your roof can cause structural damage. Ice dams can form and also puts excess weight on your roof. Learn when and how to clear it safely.

Causes and Prevention for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Causes and Prevention for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is poisonous to humans and animals. Learn the warning signs to prevent CO poisoning.

Tips For The Family

Winter Recreation: Ice Safety

Winter Recreation: Ice Safety

If you plan to go out on the ice for winter activities, keep these ice safety considerations in mind.

How to Stay Warm and Safe During Cold Weather Activities

How to Stay Warm and Safe During Cold Weather Activities

The coldest months are around the corner. Learn tips to reduce the risks related to winter's chill.

Light Solutions To Help the Winter Blues

Light Solutions To Help the Winter Blues

Want to beat the winter blues and seasonal affective disorder? Light solutions and other positive habits help fend off winter stress and sadness.

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 Winter Storm

How to Safely Clear Snow Off Your Roof Using the Right Tools

How to Safely Clear Snow Off Your Roof Using the Right Tools

Too much snow on your roof can cause structural damage. Ice dams can form and also puts excess weight on your roof. Learn when and how to clear it safely.

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.

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.