Reducing Damage from High Winds

shutterstock_1629632With spring right around the corner, the chances of heavy thunderstorms and high winds will increase. One of the biggest dangers of thunderstorms is flying debris that can damage buildings and hurt people.  Reduce your risk by taking these precautions:

  • Replace gravel/rock landscaping materials and walkways with a softer material, such as mulch or dirt.
  • Trim trees and shrubbery away from buildings and remove any weakened sections of trees that might easily break off and fall onto buildings.
  • Contact your¬†local utility company to trim away any limbs close to utility lines that could potentially pull down lines or even entire poles.
  • Promptly remove any debris in your yard, such as tree trimmings, to reduce the risks of flying debris during high winds.
  • Secure any parts of fencing that appear weakened or loose.
  • When thunderstorms are forecast, remove loose objects outside, such as lawn furniture, signs, garbage cans and potted plants.

You can also protect your home by making sure your homeowners insurance is up-to-date with adequate limits. To learn more, contact a trusted AssuredPartners NL Agent at (888) 702-0901.

Source: Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

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