An arctic cold front has brought winter weather warnings for millions in the south and central United States. Freezing rain falls and ice storms are expected from Texas to Kentucky and can cause major problems on farms.
It is important to prepare farms for freezing temperatures to minimize potential damage and ensure the safety of livestock and people. Share these tips with your insureds to prevent losses from the severe weather.
Insulate pipes to prevent bursting.
If there are no birds currently in houses, drain the lines to prevent freezing and bursting.
Check temperatures inside livestock buildings regularly to ensure overuse of heating equipment does not result in a fire.
Have a backup generator for power outages and test it to make sure it can handle a full load.
Store feed and water for livestock in warm, easily accessible places.
Clear ice from walkways and entryways to prevent slips and falls.
Ensure all vehicles and equipment are in good working order and ready for winter conditions.
Have a plan in case of emergency, such as losing power or access to a main road.
Remember: the most inexpensive loss is one that was avoided. Check in with your insureds or forward them this email to make sure they are prepared for the storm!
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