Summer Weather Preparedness with Nickerson Insurance

As summer unfolds, summer weather preparedness is crucial. At Nickerson Insurance Services, INC., we’re dedicated to helping you stay safe and protected. Here’s a detailed guide on heatwave safety tips, fire prevention, thunderstorm preparedness, and flood safety. Additionally, we’ll explain how homeowners insurance can serve as your safety net during weather-related incidents.

Fire Prevention


To reduce the risk of fires, create a defensible space by clearing vegetation and debris around your property. Have an emergency kit ready, including essentials like water, non-perishable food, medications, and important documents. Using fire-resistant materials for roofing and siding can provide added protection. Regularly inspect your property and remove any potential fire hazards.

Thunderstorm Preparedness


Securing outdoor items like furniture, grills, and other objects that could be blown away is essential during thunderstorms. Protect your electronics from power surges by unplugging them during a storm. Stay informed by monitoring weather alerts and remain indoors during severe thunderstorms to ensure safety.

Flood Safety


If you live in a flood-prone area, elevating valuables and storing important items and documents in waterproof containers is a wise measure. Ensure your property’s drainage systems, such as gutters and downspouts, are clear of debris to prevent water accumulation. Considering flood insurance is crucial, as standard homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage.

Heatwave Safety Tips


During heatwaves, it’s vital to stay hydrated and cool. Drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous outdoor activities during peak heat hours. Protect vulnerable individuals such as elderly neighbors, young children, and pets from extreme heat. Ensure your air conditioning system is in good working order, and consider using fans and shades to keep your home cool.

How Homeowners Insurance Can Help


Homeowners insurance covers damage to your home and personal property caused by storms, fires, and more. It also provides additional living expenses if you need to temporarily relocate due to damage. Auto insurance, particularly comprehensive coverage, can protect your vehicle from damage caused by hail, flooding, and falling debris during storms. Renters insurance covers personal property inside your rental home, protecting your belongings from weather-related damage.

Tips for Maintaining Your Property


Regular maintenance can prevent weather-related claims and improve your summer weather preparedness. Clean out gutters and downspouts regularly to avoid water buildup and roof damage. Inspect roofs for missing or damaged shingles and repair them promptly to prevent leaks. Trim trees and shrubs to reduce the risk of branches falling during storms. Ensure windows and doors are properly sealed to keep water out and maintain indoor temperatures.

By taking these steps to prepare for summer weather and understanding how insurance can help, you can protect your home, family, and belongings. At Nickerson Insurance, we’re here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions about your coverage or need to update your policy, don’t hesitate to contact us at or call us at (555) 123-4567.

Stay safe and enjoy a worry-free summer!


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