Severe Weather Safety

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Severe Weather Safety

Have you ever experienced a gale force wind? Events and storms that used to happen once every 40 years are now happening every 6 years, and in recent news seven tornadoes have touched down in Ontario within the last month. This may cause worry or panic but these trends have been building for the last century.  

Below is a list of possible solutions and preventative measures to help keep your cottage/home weather proof: 

Strong Winds 

  • Hurricane ties when built (not required but suggested) 
  • Research aerodynamic house structures 
  • Placement of homes in regards to strong wind direction 
  • Removal of encroaching trees 
  • Find out about neighbour’s trees invading your homes safety 
  • Use wind power 
  • Have automatic backup generators installed 

Extreme Temperatures 

  • Geo Thermal 
  • Solar (creates primary or backup energy)  
  • Wood stove 
  • Double pane glass 
  • Making sure water is off when cottage is not in use for the winter 
  • Nest or other programmable thermostats  

 The main way to stay safe with these increasing occurrences of severe weather is to be proactive and help prevent damage before it happens.  

The world is always changing and as Charles Darwin said: 

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”. 

Recent News

Feb, 2021
Failing to properly insure your cottage or vacation property may turn out to be a rather costly, should you not be properly protected.
Nov, 2020
We hidden 12 hazards in this image, can you find them? Some are obvious, some are not. Be sure to share your answers with us on social media!
Sep, 2019
We at HRC Insurance thought we should inform you that you may not need this coverage and you might be able to save some money by dropping one.