Even if you don’t live in a coastal area, don’t wait until severe weather is forecasted to make sure you’re prepared. Here are a few things you can do to get ready in case severe weather strikes in your area.
Check your roofs. Will they be able to sustain strong winds or heavy rain? Also check your insurance policy. What does it cover? What doesn’t it cover? Its best to know before a disaster, so you have the opportunity to change your coverage. No one likes to be surprised by lack of coverage especially post storm.
It’s also important to create a safety plan. First, identify your safe place in your home. This could be a bathroom, closet or other area that is surrounded by interior walls and does not have windows. Make sure all of your family members know where the designated safe space is located. Second, pack a survival kit that you can grab quickly on your way to your safe space. According to ready.gov, this kit should include items like a weather radio, water, non-perishable food items, flashlight, first-aid kit, extra batteries, and a whistle.
To check your coverage with Georgia Farm Bureau, or to start a new policy contact your local Farm Bureau office.