How to stay safe when hail starts to fall

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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.

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Report a homeowner claim once you’ve safely secured your home from more damage.

This article is for informational and suggestion purposes only. Implementing one or more of these suggestions does not guarantee coverage. If any policy coverage descriptions in this article conflict with the language in the policy, the language in the policy applies. For full details on Grange’s home insurance coverages and discounts, contact your local, independent Grange insurance agent.

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