Spring Storm Preparedness

As spring approaches, it brings with it the possibility of a major spring storm, which can cause severe weather events like thunderstorms, lightning, hail, and even tornadoes. It is essential to be prepared and safeguard both property and personal safety. Here is a concise guide on how to prepare for the unpredictable weather of the season.

Review Your Insurance Coverage

Begin by reviewing your home insurance policy to ensure it covers damages caused by storms. It is crucial to understand the specifics of your coverage, including how to file a claim, before the spring storm season arrives. If you have any questions or need adjustments to your policy, please contact us for a detailed review.

Secure Your Home

  • Outdoor Items: Secure or store outdoor furniture and decorations to prevent them from becoming windborne hazards.
  • Roof and Gutter Check: Inspect your roof for damages and clear gutters and downspouts to prevent water damage.
  • Emergency Kit: Assemble an emergency kit with essentials like water, non-perishable food, a flashlight, batteries, and a first-aid kit.
  • Power Outage Plan: Prepare for potential power outages with supplies and consider investing in a generator for extended blackouts.

Stay Safe

  • Stay Updated: Monitor weather forecasts and spring storm alerts through a reliable weather app or NOAA Weather Radio.
  • Identify Safe Spaces: Know the safest area in your home to take shelter during a storm, such as a basement or an interior room without windows.
  • Practice Safety Plans: Conduct regular drills so all household members know the safety plan.

After the Storm

  • Assess Damage: Safely assess and document any property damage with photos and detailed notes. This information is vital for your insurance claim.
  • Prompt Claim Reporting: Contact us as soon as possible to report damages and initiate the claims process.


Spring’s arrival brings with it the need for vigilance and preparedness against a major spring storm. By taking proactive steps now, such as reviewing your insurance coverage, securing your home, and planning for emergencies, you can significantly reduce the risks posed by these unpredictable weather events. Remember, we’re here to assist, from policy review to claim support. Stay safe and make this spring season both enjoyable and secure.