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With all the flooding, heavy rains, and tornados, we now must add wildfires to the list.

 In 2022, according to NOAA and, wildfires caused an estimate $3.2 billion in property damage and killed 17 people.

Courtesy of here are suggestions to protect you and your property from wildfires:

  • Make sure you have alerts on your phones by downloading apps, community warning systems)
  • Gather supplies for an emergency kit and be prepared to go at a moment’s notice.
  • Know your evacuation zone including alternate routes
  • Strengthen your home – use fire resistant materials, remove yard debris, and have an outdoor water source
  • Review important documents, including insurance policies, and keep digital copies in a secure space, or upload to the cloud.
  • Make an emergency plan to reflect not only leaving your home, but work and childcare facilities

Sources:, NOAA, Property/Casualty360