How to stay safe when hail starts to fall Posted in Home First, protect yourself and others Stay indoors during the storm. Because large pieces of hail can shatter windows — close your drapes, blinds or window shades to prevent the wind from blowing broken glass inside. Be sure to stay away from skylights and doors and move vehicles into a garage or shelter to minimize damage. Stay tuned to the radio for updates on additional approaching storms. Next, protect your property Assess any damage to your home. If hail has damaged the outside of your home or exposed any part of the interior, take steps to protect it from more damage. This may mean making temporary repairs until a professional can help. If you find glass damage on your vehicle, carefully remove any glass from the interior, then cover the damaged area with a tarp to prevent water damage. Report Your Claim Report a homeowner claim once you’ve safely secured your home from more damage. Know someone who would find this information helpful? Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Google + Related resources Video: Winterize your home with Uncle Insurance Posted in Home Uncle Insurance walks you through several tips to begin preparing your home for the cold months ahead and may help you avoid unnecessary claims (and aggravation!).