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Springing into Strong Winds and Storms

May 8, 2019 6:30:00 AM

Today we’re sharing a blog from Central Insurance Companies. We hope you enjoy it!

Severe Weather Strong Winds - BlogIf the wind was strong enough to pick up Dorothy and Toto and pull her entire house into a tornado and send them to the magical Land of Oz, there is no telling what it could do to your property. Tornado season is just around the corner, so instead of getting your magical shoes ready, follow these simple steps to minimize the wind damage to your home.

Maintain Trees and branches.

Trim any lose tree limbs and branches, and dispose of them. You will be thankful you did this when you see a tree limb on your neighbor’s roof or your own.

Secure loose objects

In Dorothy’s case, her whole house should have been secured, but I am hoping your foundation is not that compromised. Your home should be sturdy, but items such as outdoor furniture, children’s toys, and firewood should be secured using items such as tarps, weights, and bungee cords.

Be prepared if the power goes out

With high winds, the chance of losing power is very likely so stock up on flashlights, batteries, and blankets. Also be sure to have plenty of water, non-perishable food, and first aid supplies in case the power is out longer than expected.

Have insurance

Wind can cause damage to your home and vehicles, as well as other property. Make sure you have the right policies that will help you in your time of need. Contact your independent agent with any questions about your policy.

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This content was written and originally posted by Central Insurance Companies here.

Central_Insurance_CompaniesFounded as the Central Mutual Insurance Company in 1876, the Central Insurance Group of companies has evolved into a successful property and casualty group operating on a strong foundation of core values including Integrity in the way we operate our business; Relationships we develop working as a team and sharing in each other's successes; and Excellence achieved by never compromising on quality, providing superior performance, and pursuing continual improvements. 

Central writes over 350,000 insurance policies for policyholders in 24 states. We are represented by Gibson and we strive to conduct our business in a friendly manner. We work with Gibson to provide you the best insurance coverage possible at a reasonable cost. Gibson's expertise, matched with Central's innovative products and services, has satisfied clients' needs for over 140 years.


Written by Gibson

Gibson is a team of risk management and employee benefits professionals with a passion for helping leaders look beyond what others see and get to the proactive side of insurance. As an employee-owned company, Gibson is driven by close relationships with their clients, employees, and the communities they serve. The first Gibson office opened in 1933 in Northern Indiana, and as the company’s reach grew, so did their team. Today, Gibson serves clients across the country from offices in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Utah.