What you should do to protect yourself and your home before and during high winds

High winds are usually associated with storms, but there are times that the passing of a storm or differences in air pressure cause a windy day. Gusting winds can bring down trees, powerlines, and signs, turning unsecured objects into dangerous projectiles. If there is a high wind advisory or severe thunderstorm issued for your area, there are a few precautions you should take to keep yourself safe, as well as prevent damage to your home.

Powerlines: How to stay safe near overhead, downed and underground lines

Overhead powerlines in a storm

When it comes to powerlines, a good rule of thumb is to just stay away. It’s important to always respect the power of powerlines by using common sense and exercising safety precautions when playing or working near them.

Overhead lines

Working near overhead powerlines requires extra attentiveness and precautions. Accidents involving contact with overhead powerlines can damage equipment and cause serious injuries or even death.

Before doing any work on a job site, always conduct a thorough survey that identifies any power lines, utility poles, guy wires, service drops, and other power-related equipment. Always check carefully for overhead lines before raising any long-handled tools or equipment. If you need to cut a tree or branch, be sure it won’t fall into power lines. Always remember to look up and keep at least 10 feet away from powerlines.

Preparing your vehicle and your mind to drive on wet roads

Highway driving on wet roads

Road conditions, precipitation, traffic, and several other factors all impact the way we drive. Being able to adjust your driving habits is vital to keeping you, your passengers, and other drivers safe. For experienced drivers, navigating wet roads might seem simple — slow down, increase your following distance, etc. — but there is often more to it than that. Whether you’ve been driving for decades or you’ve had your license for just a few years, the tips below can make all the difference when driving on wet roads.

Hunting for hunting insurance

Hunting Club Insurance

Aim for full coverage with SECURA

Camo is a part of life in rural America, and there are a host of clubs, organizations, and businesses that cater to hunters, archers, and gun enthusiasts.

Businesses: Gun ranges, hunt clubs, guide services

These types of businesses are a great way to combine your personal passion with a profitable profession. As you grow your business, you’ll have the same concerns as any small business owner, plus some additional things to consider like whether the activities of your members are covered under your policy. Talk to one of our experienced independent agents to make sure you are properly protected.

The 4 essential layers of campground insurance

Campground Insurance

A successful camping trip is all about preparation – setting the dates, planning the route, and packing what you’ll need to thrive. Campground owners and operators should have an insurance plan that covers their specialized needs and can help them weather any storm.

There are multiple layers of coverage to consider, whether you cater to tents and RVs or day campers and outdoor rec groups. With SECURA, you can tailor a policy to your needs so you can focus on your guests.