WV Farm Bureau Magazine May 2012 - Page 6

Take Action Now - Prep House for Spring Storms Nationwide® Insurance offers tips for family, home, personal property Homeowners should do what they can now to protect their home and property from the violent spring storms that are certain to roar through West Virginia this year. A few precautions may ease some stress if and when that storm hits and you need help. Plan ahead by taking the time to prepare an emergency kit, trim shrubs and trees, and identify a safe place to take shelter before a spring storm hits. “We’ve learned a lot from our response to severe storms 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, leader of Nationwide’s National Catastrophe claims response