Make a list of items to
bring inside in the event of a storm. Having a list will
help you remember things that may be broken or blown away in
Keep trees and shrubbery
trimmed. Make trees more wind resistant by removing
diseased or damaged limbs, then strategically remove branches so
that wind can blow through. Strong winds frequently break weak
limbs and hurl them at great speed, causing damage or injury when
Remove any debris or
loose items in your yard. Branches and firewood may become
missiles in strong winds.
permanent shutters to cover windows. Shutters can be closed
quickly and provide the safest protection for windows.
Install lightning rods.
Lightning rods will carry the electrical charge of lightning bolts
safely to the ground, greatly reducing the chance of a
Insure crops against
financial loss from storm damage through the Federal Crop
Insurance Corporation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
If applicable, it is recommended you obtain separate specific
insurance to cover your crops. Losses are not covered through
usual insurance policies. Each year severe storms cause millions
of dollars in crop damage. Hail, in particular, has been known to
wipe out entire fields.