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Severe weather emergency safety tips for your farm

severe weather safety tips

Severe weather brings a host of potential challenges for farmers and ranchers. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and high volumes of chemicals on hand are just a few hazards that they face.

Emergency preparedness

We’re passionate about emergency preparedness. We help our members deal with accidents, crises and disasters every day. We see firsthand the effects of these incidents on farm owners, their families, employees, customers, bottom lines, and often on their futures.

Over the past 100 years, we’ve learned that most accidents are preventable. When disasters happen, damage can be minimized in many cases. Having a farm emergency plan isn’t just smart, it can directly affect your farm’s profitability and long-term growth.

We recommend you prepare for tornadoes, hurricanes, floods or other natural disasters by having an active, up-to-date emergency action plan. In an emergency, it can provide a clear path through the chaos. It can also save precious time when minutes count.

Basic elements of a farm emergency plan

As farmers and ranchers know all too well: Mother Nature is unpredictable. But being prepared with an emergency action plan is a great investment in helping preserve what you’ve worked so hard to build.

Here are some tips for what to include in your farm or ranch emergency plan:

Talk to a farm insurance agent about preparing an emergency action plan for your farm or ranch. 

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