Protection

What to Do Immediately After a Severe Rainstorm

Allie Johnson
The rain has stopped and the storm clouds have rolled away. Now it's time to take steps to maintain your safety, check for damage from the severe rainstorm and get your property fixed so you can get back to life under sunny... Continue

What to Do Immediately After a Flood

Johnna Kaplan
Flooding is frightening, and even after the immediate threat has passed, the conditions created by a flood can be dangerous and stressful to navigate. After a rainstorm, hurricane, or other extreme weather event, those affected are often... Continue

Earthquakes: What You Need to Know & How to Prepare

Kathy Simpson
Earthquakes can happen anytime, anywhere. They occur without notice and although they last only seconds, their effects range from unnoticeable to mildly disturbing to devastating. In worst-case scenarios, buildings collapse, people... Continue

How to Protect Yourself During a Drought

Naomi Mannino
Living in Florida, I've dealt with my fair share of extreme weather. I've experienced hurricane damage to my home and my community during the rainy season and drought during the dry season. In addition, wildfires have come close enough to... Continue

Five Things Burglars Don’t Want You to Know

Alaina Tweddale
While my husband and I were out visiting family one weekend, thieves broke into our home, took the pillow cases off our bed, and filled them with our valuables. We didn't know this, of course, until hours after they'd escaped, undetected,... Continue

5 Cool Tips for Safe Home Heating

Alaina Tweddale and Allie Johnson
As the weather turns cooler and days get shorter, you may be taking steps to stay warm and cozy this winter — from stocking up on firewood to pulling the electric blanket out of the... Continue

Prepping for Severe Weather

Michael Kelly
Severe weather can range from storms that ruin weekend BBQs to hurricanes that destroy towns. It’s important for you to have as much information as possible to prepare for whatever might come your way. Whether you want to know more about... Continue

How to Prepare for a Hurricane and Stay Safe

Naomi Mannino
If you live in a hurricane zone, making the right preparations is important. The key to staying safe is knowing what to do before, during and after a hurricane to protect yourself, your family and your property. Remember, even a Category... Continue

How to Protect Your Home and Car From Hail Damage

Kelly Spors
Hail—pellets of frozen rain that may fall at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour—can cause more than a billion dollars in damage to property, vegetation and even livestock. In fact, a recent hailstorm in San Antonio, Texas... Continue