Tips to Stay Safe During a Hailstorm

Hailstorms can be one of the most destructive natural disasters. With more than 3,000 hailstorms in the United States each year, it is important to make sure you know how to protect yourself and your assets during a hailstorm, especially if you are caught in your vehicle. Follow these tips to ensure you stay safe during the next hailstorm.

  • Keep a blanket in your car at all times. It can help protect you from being injured by shattered glass if hail breaks your windows.
  • Slow down and turn on your low-beam lights.
  • Keep extra distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you to ensure you have enough braking room.
  • Change your radio station to a local news station to stay up to date on the status of the storm.
  • Pull over to the side of the road and stop if there is enough room to do so safely on the shoulder if conditions are not safe to drive in.
  • Turn on your hazard lights, whether you are still driving or if you are stopped on the side of the road to make your vehicle more visible.
  • If there is any covered shelter around, pull your vehicle underneath to help reduce the amount of damage to your vehicle.

It is also important to ensure that you have the proper auto insurance to cover your vehicle from acts of nature and those situations that can damage your vehicle. Contact Miller Insurance Associates in Carlisle Pennsylvania for all of your auto insurance needs.