Prepare to Weather the Storm

Severe weather can happen at any time and can cause extreme damage to your property. Preparation is vital and it is never too early to start gathering resources. HomeFront has put together a list of what to do before, during, and after a storm.

storm preparedness

What to do before, during, and after a severe weather event.​

BEFORE

  • Gather all your supplies and important documents.​
  • Sign up for free emergency alerts.​
  • Take photos and videos of your property (inside and out).​
  • Prep your property for a storm to lower the risk of damage.
  • Know your evacuation and shelter options​.
  • If recommended to evacuate, do so immediately. ​
  • Update your pet’s microchip information and include their needs in all your planning.

DURING

  • Protect human life at all costs. ​
  • Don’t leave your home until the storm has passed. ​
  • Designate an interior location with no windows on the lowest level.​
  • Be aware that flooding can happen quickly. If you're home, turn off all electricity at the main breaker. Watch for rising water and move to higher ground if water approaches.​
  • Use a National Weather Receiver or other emergency alert service to hear updates.​

AFTER

  • After the storm has passed and it is safe to do so, assess possible damage.​
  • Should you need to file a claim, do so as soon as possible. See the list of carriers below.
  • Prevent further damage to the best of your ability.
  • If you have flood damage and do not have a flood policy, contact FEMA.