Live Assured Before, During & After the Storm

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Having an emergency kit or box on hand to keep you nourished, hydrated, warm, and connected can help you weather the storm more comfortably and with ease.

Be prepared…

  • Stay informed. Follow weather forecasts on your phone, computer/laptop, radio, or television, and use this information to help you prepare for an impending storm.
  • Spread rock-salt or sand on driveways, sidewalks, and in front of entrances to avoid slippery conditions and provide traction. Keep a shovel handy. 
  • Pack an emergency supply kit that contains at least the following:
    • 3-day supply of food and water – do not forget about having the same for your pets
    • Flashlight
    • Battery-operated radio
    • Extra batteries (for your flashlight and radio, they may take different sizes)
    • Toiletry items
    • 3-day supply of medications
    • Copies of personal documents
    • Extra blankets, clothes, and outerwear
    • Cell phone chargers and battery chargers
      • Make sure that you have sufficient heating fuel, i.e.: oil, pellets, or wood.
      • Bring your animals in from outdoors and shelter them from the weather. 

Weathering the storm…

  • Stay indoors. If you must go outside, be sure to wear layers of warm, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Make sure all heating sources are vented to the outside and clear of any debris or buildup.
  • Stay off the roads! 
  • Open your kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes.
  • Keep a shovel near your door.            

Following the storm…

  • If you are without heat or electric for an extended period-of-time, it may be a good decision to find alternate shelter where there is heat, if you can get there safely.
  • Restock your emergency kit with any of the supplies that you used during the storm.
For more information regarding natural disaster preparedness, visit Be sure to discuss your homeowners or renter’s insurance policy with your independent agent.  

This information has been prepared and is intended for educational purposes only and is not legal advice and/or an authoritative guide. The information and content provided here is not intended to be relied upon for making personal, safety, insurance, medical, legal, or other decisions.

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