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Are You Prepared For Hurricane Season?

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Are You Prepared For Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season is here! Although the outlook this year is mostly moderate, it behooves all of us to actively take steps to safeguard our homes and prepare for the worst. After all, hurricanes impact more than just coastal areas – in many cases they cause flooding hundreds of miles inland.

The best way to ensure your home or business is properly protected from flood damage caused by a hurricane is to obtain a flood insurance policy. And, while flood insurance protects your home or business, there are some things to keep in mind before, during and after a storm to help keep you safe and minimize your losses.

Before a Hurricane:

  • Create an emergency preparedness kit, including flashlights, batteries, cash and first aid supplies.
  • Establish a communication plan with family members in the event you lose power.
  • Fill plastic bottles with clean water for drinking.
  • Keep your primary vehicle in good working condition with a full tank of gas. Stock the vehicle with emergency supplies and a fresh change of clothes.
  • Bring in items that can be picked up by the wind, such as outdoor furniture.
  • Turn off propane tanks and unplug small appliances.

During a Hurricane:

  • Close storm shutters and stay away from windows. Flying glass from broken windows is dangerous.
  • Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary to preserve food supplies.
  • Use flashlights, not candles, if power is lost.
  • Turn on a TV or radio and listen for the latest weather updates or emergency instructions.
  • If outside, move to higher ground and do not walk, swim or drive through floodwater.

After a Hurricane:

  • Return home only when authorities say it is safe.
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
  • Avoid any flood water that may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines. Additionally, be aware of debris in floodwaters.

Be prepared this hurricane season – click here for a quote today!

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