Hazardous Winds

Damaging winds can wreak havoc on your property. A high wind event can crash debris through your windows, strip your siding, down trees on your property, peel shingles off your roof, and fling back the flashing.

Far in advance of a wind event, you can take steps to ensure that your property stays secure. Prepare now to minimize the risk of damage to your property or injuries to your people. Start by reading the articles below: Prepare for High Winds and Defend Your Property Against High Winds.

Use the additional free resources to help protect your church, Christian camp, school or college from the devastating effects of a high wind event.

  • Power Outages: Out of Darkness and Into Light

    In some ways, preparing to lose power is like preparing for every disaster, all at once. That’s because any disaster can cause power loss, disrupt operations, and complicate recovery. But you are not powerless—there are things you can do before the lights go out. 

  • Property Inventory

    Without a proper inventory, it is next to impossible for a church to be confident that it has the proper amount of contents insurance.

  • High Winds: How to Protect People During Outdoor Activities

    Storms can spring up suddenly, surprising you with wind gusts of 60 miles an hour or more. If you supervise outdoor activities at a school, camp, or ministry, it’s important to know what to do if you get caught outside in dangerously high winds.

  • Defend Your Property Against High Winds

    Defend your property against the damaging effects of windstorms by addressing these eight commonly-affected areas. From roofs to windows and doors, acting now can help reduce disruptive damage later.

  • Developing a Disaster Plan

    Storms, illness, or security threats can disrupt your activities. Here are 5 steps to developing a disaster plan that can help your ministry achieve operational resiliency.

  • Prepare for Hurricane Season

    Tips on protecting your ministry from severe tropical weather.

  • Hurricanes: Returning to Damaged Areas

    After a hurricane passes, the goal is to return to your ministry’s mission and help others hurting from the storm. Safety should be your first priority. 

  • Tornadoes: Be Prepared in Every Season

    Tornadoes are not just a springtime menace. They can strike in any month, in any state, day or night. And when one approaches, you may only have moments to reach safety. Your ministry needs a plan. 

  • Tornadoes: Returning to Damaged Areas

    Safety guidelines when returning to areas or buildings damaged by a tornado.

  • Hail Damage Checklist

    A hailstorm has just passed over your ministry. Do you know all the places to look for damage? Enlist a few people from your ministry then use this list to help inspect your property.

  • Prepare for High Winds

    Windstorms aren't just associated with tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards. Learn what a high wind warning means for your ministry, how to protect your property before the wind blows, and what to do if high winds are imminent. 

  • Did an Act of God Topple Your Tree?

    If a tree on your property falls because of high winds and destroys your neighbor’s fence, is an Act of God to blame? Learn the other defenses that may come in to play when someone makes a claim of property damage against your ministry.

  • Hail Damage: Ding, Dent, or Scratch? Or Something More?

    When hail strikes, the damage report you receive from your insurance adjuster may include the terms “cosmetic damage” and “structural damage.” What’s the difference and what does it mean to the overall integrity of your ministry buildings?  

  • Brace for Safe Construction

    Structures that are in the process of being built are especially vulnerable to collapse. Temporary bracing during the construction project can improve stability and safety.