Safety Center

Weathering Storms

Bringing high winds that are devastatingly destructive — hurricanes can cause tornadoes, floods and landslides. The best defense against being affected by a storm's destruction is finding a balance between prediction and preparation. Use the following tips to help prepare for the hurricane season:

Do some homework

  • Find out if you live in an at-risk area, and make a note of when hurricane season occurs — that is June through November.

  • Watch the weather forecast daily for storm alerts.

  • Learn the local evacuation routes, and sign up for alerts offered by your local emergency management agency.

Plan ahead

  • Create a family emergency plan for shelter.

  • Ensure your family has a communication plan in the event of an emergency evacuation.

  • Keep a first-aid kit on hand.

  • Stock up with supplies such as non-perishable food and water in case your home has a power outage.

Protect your home

  • Keep your property safe — trim or remove damaged trees before hurricane season.

  • Reduce the risk of property damage by securing and reinforcing windows, as well as exterior doors and garage doors.

  • To prevent water damage to your property — clear and secure rain gutters.

  • Keep an up-to-date emergency kit.

  • Purchase a portable generator and/or other alternate power/heat sources and — store outside at least 20 feet away from the exterior of your house, and protect it from moisture — NEVER plug a generator into a wall unit.

About NJM Insurance Group's Commitment to Safety

NJM's enduring commitment to safety can be traced back to our earliest days — with a focus that has expanded from improving conditions in manufacturing facilities to helping keep customers safe on the roads and at home. NJM is a leader in personal and commercial auto, homeowners, and workers' compensation insurance.


  1. Hurricanes.

  2. National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrators. Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources.

  3. National Geographic.Hurricanes.

  4. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Public Education.