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Insurance Professionals Provide Tips to Prepare for Severe Weather

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Thursday's storm damage is much less severe across central Virginia, but insurance professionals have some tips on how to prepare for big storms, and what to do in the aftermath.   

State Farm Insurance recommends doing anything you can to prepare for wind, rain and hail by securing loose items before the storm, and making sure you and your family are safe.

Then, before you file a claim, agents say you try to prevent any further damage.   

"We want to try to mitigate any further loss. In other words, if there are tarps that can be put on to keep water from coming in, more water from coming in, putting up boards, anything like that that will prevent further damage," said Mary Bushong, agent at State Farm Insurance. 

You should also have a camera ready to take pictures of the initial damage, and consult your insurance agent if you need to file a claim.

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