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2013 Hurricane season approaching - are you ready?

May 24, 2013

Nationwide Insurance offers tips for family, home, personal property

Columbus, Ohio - Homeowners should do what they can now to protect their home and property from hurricane season. A few precautions may ease some stress if and when that storm hits and you need help.

Nationwide Insurance is urging homeowners to observe National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 26 – June 1, 2013. Use the week to prepare an emergency kit, trim shrubs and trees, identify a safe place to take shelter when a storm hits and other precautions.

“We’ve learned a lot from our response to severe weather over the past few years. Taking some small steps now can go a long way toward preventing damage and helping you be more prepared if the unthinkable occurs,” said Pete Lore Nationwide associate vice president of Claims.

These tips on damage prevention and homeowners insurance coverage are meant to help you make decisions that may help you reduce your risks. We don’t know every risk and cannot guarantee these will work for you, but some of them may help you protect your most valuable assets – you and your family.

A few tips you may want to consider doing outside your home to help protect it from severe weather damage

A few tips you may want to consider doing inside your home to help protect against flooding

Safety tips for you and your family:

A few ideas for your consideration to help protect your personal property

For more ways to protect yourself during storm season, be sure to check out Nationwide’s hurricane safety tips and hurricane preparedness infographic.

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