Bad Weather

One of the most important home protection measures you can take is to prepare for bad weather. Whether it’s flooding, high wind, torrential rain or tornados in the summer, or harsh snowstorms in the winter, you can protect your home and your family with these simple precautions: Take a home inventory of the valuables and contents in your home, including, if possible, the value of each item and the purchase date. Take pictures or video and keep these records in a safe-deposit box or send copies to a family member outside your region for safe keeping. Make sure you store important documents, such as your insurance policy or mortgage papers, in a safe-deposit or fireproof box.