Protection

What to Do Immediately After a Winter Storm

Alaina Tweddale
Old Man Winter has a nasty habit of blowing into town when we least expect him, which means we may not always be able to prepare for a storm before it strikes. But even after the snow has stopped falling, there are still steps you can... Continue

What to Do Immediately After a Wildfire

Naomi Mannino
If you live in an area prone to wildfires, it’s essential that you know how to keep your family members and your property safe, even after a wildfire has affected your home or your neighborhood. Learn more at The Hartford’s... Continue

What to Do Immediately After an Earthquake

Sarita Harbour
Most people are familiar with earthquakes. There's rarely any warning that one is about to occur, and then suddenly, the earth begins to roll or shake due to movement beneath its surface. Even if you’re familiar with what an earthquake... Continue

What to Do Immediately After a Tornado

Nancy Mann Jackson
If you live in an area that is prone to tornadoes, you are likely familiar with the preparations necessary to ready yourself for a tornado and the safeguards to follow during a storm. But if your home or community is damaged by a tornado,... Continue

What to Do Immediately After a Hurricane

Michele Lerner
After the blustering winds dwindle and the rain torrents turn into trickles, your first reaction will likely be a sigh of relief that the hurricane has passed. Hopefully, you were well-prepared for the storm, but remember that life won't... Continue

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