Hurricane Preparedness Week 2017

May 09, 2017

Hurricane Preparedness Week is this week, May 7-13th. While it doesn't look like we have to worry about any hurricanes this week, now is the time to make sure you have your hurricane plan in place. The link below gives valuable information on what to do to get your plan in place.

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes 

https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness 

While we can't prevent hurricanes from coming, we can take steps to minimize the damage. A good way to prevent those damages is to consider any maintenance around your home. That could mean getting shingles repaired or fixing a leak in the roof. Another good tip is to trim or remove low-lying tree branches that hang over your roof. Most times, those low lying branches are the first thing to go in hurricane force winds.

If you do have damage, first and foremost is to make sure conditions are safe to go outside and assess the damages. Assuming conditions are safe, it is paramount that you take necessary steps to mitigate any damages. That could mean putting a tarp on your roof or moving personal property from a flooded portion of your home. Additionally, it is always a good idea to take photos of any damages. Again, make sure conditions are safe. We can replace property but we can't replace people.

Another thing to consider before the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season is your insurance coverage. It is never a bad idea to sit down with one of our agents and do an insurance "check up". Our team of dedicated professionals will gladly review the coverages and deductibles that will come into play when a hurricane strikes. If you do need to file a claim during or after a hurricane, our office will be open as soon as it is safe to get here. If it is an emergency, we urge our clients to call our cell phones. 

We hope our customers never have to endure a major claim. But if you do, let us know and we will be there to guide you through the process. Thank you very much for your business!! 

 

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