Preparing Clients for Stormy Weather

April 13, 2021

Severe weather can sneak up on you at any time — day or night — and cause significant damage to homes, cars, crops and more. Fortunately, as a Farm Bureau Financial Services insurance agent, you can help protect the people in your community by making sure they have the right coverage for whatever mother nature has in store.

Know the Facts

Farm Bureau agents understand what types of severe weather are common in their areas and can therefore help client/members choose the right insurance to prepare for a weather-related event. Below are five common natural disasters that occur in our eight-state region, which includes Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Utah. Farm Bureau can protect against:


Hail can be very dangerous and cause damage. When it forms and then falls to the ground, it imperils everything in its path — including homes, cars, farms and more — so having the right kind of coverage is invaluable. Farm Bureau agents recommend the proper insurance to combat its effects in each of the states that we serve. 

High Winds

High winds can cause damage due to flying debris from trees and other objects. They can also tear off shingles, siding and smash windows. As a Farm Bureau agent, you can anticipate and inform your client/members of the dangers of high winds, and help them find coverage that will help mitigate the damage it may cause.


Tornadoes are a devastating natural phenomenon. They occur most often in “Tornado Alley,” which covers Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, and can be severely damaging and deadly. A Farm Bureau agent, especially one serving communities in Tornado Alley, can suggest specific coverage to client/members to help prepare for the worst.


Lightning strikes the tallest objects it can find, including power lines, trees, houses and buildings. You can’t stop lightning from happening, but Farm Bureau agents can protect client/members from losing what is important to them and offer the right kind of coverage to protect their community.


Wildfires can be caused by things like lightning, but most commonly they are caused by people. The usual suspects include unattended campfires, burning of debris and cigarette butts.

Wildfires are common in forested areas like parks and camping sites, but they can often spread to farmland and residential areas, too. Farm Bureau agents know the risk of wildfires in their communities and can help their client/members find the right protection.

Severe Weather is Dangerous! Help Protect Client/Members Before Damage Is Done

Client/members depend on Farm Bureau agents to have them covered in all types of severe weather. Not only will agents protect client/members before any damage is done, they will also be by their side when severe weather strikes. Whatever the weather, Farm Bureau agents are there to help client/members pick up the pieces. To start the process to become a Farm Bureau agent in your community, connect with us.