Severe Weather

Lightning striking city.

Severe weather can occur at any time, no matter where you live!

Understanding the dangers and taking the proper precautions are crucial to protect your home from damage and keep your family safe in the event of a weather related emergency.

Check out the links below to find out how to prepare for severe weather and deal with the aftermath of a natural disaster.

Generac portable generator

Power Outages

We take electricity for granted in our homes, so when a loss of power occurs, it can come as a real shock! A generator can be worth its weight in gold when your home goes dark.

Lightning striking tree at night.

Lightning and Solar Storms

Lightning can not only damage electronic equipment, it can cause fires that can destroy your home. Powerful solar storms can knock out communications and the power grid.

Tree fallen on house in yard

Wind Damage

Whether from a thunderstorm, hurricane, or tornado; high winds can damage roofs and rip off siding. Find out what you can do to protect your home before it’s too late!

Waves breaking over seawall.

Hurricanes

From high winds to severe flooding, hurricanes often cause extensive damage along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Seaboard. Find out how to protect your home from wind damage, and what you should have on hand before a hurricane hits.

Hurricane Supply List Hurricane To-Do List

Houses under water in a flooded neighborhood.

Floods

Flooding can be caused by prolonged heavy rain as well as the storm surge from a hurricane. Check to see if your house is in a flood plain, and purchase flood insurance if it is.

Tornado in field

Tornadoes

Unlike hurricanes, tornadoes can strike with little warning in a matter of minutes. If you live in a tornado-prone area, a storm shelter is your best line of defense. Storm shelters can be underground or built as a safe room in your home.

Stone house covered in snow.

Snow and Ice Storms

Snow and ice storms are a fact of life in the North, and can even occur as far as the deep South. They often result in tree damage and a lack of power, so having a generator on hand is a good precaution.

Homeowners Insurance

It’s important to make sure your home is properly covered by insurance from damage caused by wind, water, and fire before a storm strikes. Read your insurance policy carefully and make sure you understand what’s covered and make an inventory of your possessions to use for claims.