Articles In 'Weather Safety'

By Franklin Mutual Insurance, Posted in Emergency Preparedness, Weather Safety

You’ve done the prep work. You’ve got your supplies ready. You’ve taken all the necessary home safety tips to mitigate storm damage. Your emergency kit is filled with everything you need to hunker down for days if needed.  Now it’s time to talk about how to get through the actual storm. Here’s what you’re going to need: An evacuation plan—hopefully you won’t need it, but it’s better to be safe than sorry A safe spot indoors—find a secure... read more.

  • November 20, 2020

By Franklin Mutual Insurance, Posted in Emergency Preparedness, Weather Safety

The temperature’s dropping, leaves are already falling, and the snow won’t be far behind. Autumn is in full swing, which means we are at the crossroads of hurricane season and winter storm season. “Making it up as you go along” is great if you’re a jazz musician or abstract artist, but it’s a terrible idea for storm preparation. The best way to make it through a heavy storm that could disrupt power for days is to prepare in advance. At FMI, we take storm damage very seri... read more.

  • October 19, 2020

By Franklin Mutual Insurance, Posted in Home Tips, Weather Safety

The holidays can bring joy to all but they also bring additional risk to your home’s safety. We tracked the top five home insurance claims from the holiday season over the past three years and the results haven’t changed a bit. Now we’re sharing the most common causes of holiday danger and how you can prevent them for a safer holiday season. Make sure only the turkey gets fried: Christmas trees, turkey fryers, candles, fireplaces, electrical heaters and even wrapping paper can turn home... read more.

  • November 20, 2017

By Franklin Mutual Insurance, Posted in Weather Safety

June 1 marks the official start of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season. Whether or not you live in a hurricane-prone area, use this opportunity to plan and prepare for potential dangerous weather ahead. Do you have enough insurance coverage to rebuild your home and replace your personal belongings in the event they are damaged or destroyed? Before the wind begins to blow, review your hurricane risk and insurance policy with your professional, local independent agent.  Create or update a home inven... read more.

  • May 04, 2016