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  • Writer's pictureBailey Skipper

Summer storm tips to keep you safe all summer long!

We all know that a Midwest summer can consist of some pretty unpredictable and crazy weather!


From rainstorms and hailstorms, beautiful rainbows and clear skies, heat advisories and heat lightning, floods and tornadoes, we've just about got it all it feels like. With that being the case, we want to be prepared and protected for the crazy weather that comes each summer.


"How do I become prepared though?", you may be wondering! That is why we decided to write this list of tips and tricks that way you can have a safe and relaxing summer after all!


Know Your Insurance Coverage

  • Homeowners Insurance.

    • Policies vary from company to company. Be sure that your insurance will cover damage done to your home or property when it comes to storm damage.


The Precautionary Steps to Take Before the Storm

  • Create an emergency home kit.

    • This should contain non-perishable foods, water, first-aid kit, blankets, flashlights, batteries, and important documentation.

  • Make sure your gutters are clean.

    • Make sure your gutters are clear of any debris to allow full water flow through them.

  • Invest in a roof inspection.

    • Having your roof inspected at the beginning of the summer has a few benefits. It will help prevent leaks, it will help to keep your home well maintained and will help your house to remain safe during storms.

  • Remove any out of place foliage.

    • Have a tree limb that's grown over your home that you've been meaning to cut down? Make it a priority to have it removed before a storm comes! Things like high winds and lightning that come from storms can result in that tree limb falling on your home.


Things to Invest In

  • Invest in a generator.

    • These summer storms are no joke. Your power can be taken out quickly sometimes due to high winds and falling lines. Invest in a generator so you don't have to be without power.

  •  Invest in a sump pump.

    • Sump Pumps are a great resource to have if your home is prone to flooding. Sump pumps can remove excess water that has made its way into your home.

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