Yesterday, July 27th, NOAA named Tropical storm Don as the 4th Tropical Storm of the 2011 Hurricane Season.  TS Don is located at 24.0 N and 89.8 W moving WNW at 10 MPH with sustained winds of 40 MPH.

Although TS Don is not headed for the coastline of the State of Florida, it is a good reminder to prepare your family for the event of a storm coming in our direction.  Peak season is quickly approaching do not be caught off guard.

Below are some items you may want to pick up while you are shopping this weekend:

  • Manual can and bottle openers.
  • Folding stove, oven mitts. 
  • A battery-operated radio and/or television along with extra batteries.
  • Battery-operated lanterns and enough flashlights for each member of the family, plus extra batteries and bulbs.
  • Duct tape.
  • Lightweight fire extinguishers.
  • Wrench to turn off household gas and water. Keep it near the shut-off valves.
  • Chain saw, gassed up, oiled and ready.
  • Generator
  • Also, keep your insurance policy safe by placing it in a waterproof envelope, sending a copy to an out of state friend, or placing it in a safe deposit box.  Should you have a need to make a claim after a catastrophe having this information at hand will make the experience less stressful. 

    Florida Peninsula Insurance Company is an experienced insurance carrier.  The company handled more than 10,000 hurricane claims in 2005 and closed 95% in less than 90 days.  Florida Peninsula is reinsured to cover anticipated claims in a 100 year storm including multiple storms in one year.  All of our reinsurers are A rated. We hold over $60M in surplus to pay for your claims and we are rated A Exceptional by Demotech, Inc.

    We hope a hurricane or any other catastrophe spares your home and your family, but if it doesn't, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company stands ready to help you put the pieces of your life back together.