Tips To Prepare for Georgia Spring Storms 

We’re no strangers to the volatile nature of spring weather in Georgia. The season brings everything from blooming flowers and warm days to severe weather events such as hail, tornados, and thunderstorms. We want to make sure everyone is well-prepared for these events as it can make a significant difference in protecting your home and ensuring the safety of your loved ones. Here are essential tips to help you prepare for the spring storm season in Georgia: 

Understand the Risks of Severe Weather

Familiarizing yourself with the types of severe weather present during the spring season is often the best way to get prepared. After all, we have to understand what exactly we are preparing for, right? Events like severe thunderstorms can often cause power outages, flooding, and winds that can ultimately damage your property. Though, when these storms also present threats such as hail… you better be prepared. Hail can damage roofs, vehicles, and other outdoor equipment on your property. Above both hail and thunderstorms, we have tornadoes which are notorious for causing even more damage when they arise as they can often lead to fallen trees, power lines, and even destroying homes! 

Prepare for the Worst

Now that you understand the risks associated with different types of springtime severe weather, it’s important that we create a plan. We want to ensure that you and your family know what to do in the event of severe weather. The first thing to do is identify safe rooms in your home for shelter during a storm and establish a communication plan so that all family members know how to stay in contact if separated during a storm. It’s important to remember that spring storms can quickly evolve into a much more dangerous storm system.

  • Windows: During a severe weather storm you want to minimize the amount of windows you are exposed to. Often the best safe spaces in homes are basements or unfinished basements and bathrooms. 
  • Elevation: Being in the lowest point of your home in a space such as a basement is often a great idea in case of a tree falling or a roof collapsing.
Severe Weather Safe Room

Have Supplies and an Emergency Kit Ready

Having a space that is isolated and safe in your home is important, however, it is only one part of the equation when it comes to being prepared. Having an emergency kit is the other essential component when it comes to severe weather and natural disasters. You should also ensure your kit is easily accessible during a storm and that all family members know where it is.

  • Supplies: Tissues, toilet paper, wrenches, 
  • Food: Non-perishable foods with a can opener and enough water to last a few days. Also, consider Pet Food if applicable.
  • Fluids: Having enough water for a few days is vital
  • Communication: Radio, portable power bank, 
  • Medical Supplies: Bandaids, ointment, and disinfectant materials
  • Hygiene: Tooth Brushes, toothpaste, and deodorant 
  • Comfort: Clothing, sleeping bags, and rain gear

Though a good emergency kit should be flexible, this should give you a good place to start. If you are interested in learning more you can click here to read more about emergency kits.

Emergency Hygiene Kit

Secure Your Property From Hazards

Your property is an extension of yourself and as a result, it’s important to not neglect preparing it for the worst. In preparation for spring storms, you should always mitigate potential hazards. This includes trimming trees or removing them entirely, keeping an eye on the condition of your roof, and making sure that electronics are plugged into devices such as surge protectors.

Stay Informed on Weather Updates

When it comes to staying safe, information is key. During severe weather in the peak storm seasons, you must keep an eye on the weather forecast and have either a radio or an app that can give you live updates as things change. Time is vital when it comes to preparation.

Review Your Insurance

Periodically checking your homeowner’s insurance policy is important to ensuring that you are protected from any potential problems. You should familiarize and understand your policy’s deductibles and coverage limits, and consider whether additional coverage is necessary to protect your property fully.

Home owners insurance


Preparation is key to navigating Georgia’s spring storm season safely. By understanding the risks, making a plan, and taking proactive steps to secure your home, you can minimize the impact of severe weather on your property and loved ones. Stay informed, stay prepared, and stay safe this spring season.