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Take Steps for Early Storm Preparation

Taking steps early to prepare for a storm is the best way to keep you and your family safe. Hurricanes, heavy rain and winter storms can have a serious impact on your daily lives when they create flooding or power outages. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to ensure a smooth experience should a storm affect you. 

Below you will find a list that offers safety tips, emergency kit guidelines and pet preparation ideas to help you plan for a storm. Each article is filled with the best practices, tips and tricks to keep you and your family as safe as possible. Additionally, we have post-storm information for storm aftermath and cleanup. 

We invite you to take some time to read through the articles below to best prepare for the next storm. 




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Storm Preparation 101

There are measures you can take to ensure that you are as prepared as possible when a storm hits. Check out these helpful articles.


   Hurricane Preparation Tips - A guide of tips and tricks to follow as the storm approaches. 

   Securing Property in High Winds - Tips for securing your property properly as a storm approaches

   Flood Protection Tips - Flooding can be devastating. Our preparation tips help lessen the flood water’s impact.

   Waterproofing Your Home - Learn how to waterproof your home and protect it from flooding before a storm strikes.

   Backing Up Your EssentialsLearn how to choose a portable generator to back up your essentials during a power outage.

   Portable Generator Maintenance - Oil and fuel maintenance tips to prepare your portable generator for use. 

   Preserving Home Standby Oil - Tips on how to increase your home standby generator's lifespan by maintaining good oil quality.

   Pet Preparation - Protect your pets with these helpful pet preparation tips. Includes what to know for pet first-aid kits.

   Power Outage Preparation - Prepare your home for a power outage with these helpful preparation tips. 

   Hurricane Grocery List - A full guide for how to shop as you prepare for a storm with a printable grocery checklist.

A Storm Hit, Now What?

A storm may have a direct impact on your home and property. Information about what to do during and after a storm. 

   During Storm and Aftermath Tips - A list of tips for safety and aftermath if you choose to stay home during a storm.

   Spotting Great Contractors - Learn more about the practices that great contractors use when assessing damage after the storm. 

   Post Power Outage Safety Tips - Ensure your family's safety during and after a power outage with these safety tips.

   Floodwater Safety - Understand the risks that floodwaters pose, and identify symptoms of waterborne illnesses. 

   Home Standby Sizing Calculator - Use the home standby sizing calculator to find the best Home Standby unit to protect your whole home. 

   Portable Generator Sizer - Use the portable generator sizing calculator to find the best portable generator for your temporary power needs after a storm.

Want More Information?

Check out our full list of tips and tricks for storms in our Hurricane Preparedness Guide.