In light of the holiday season, we have so much to be thankful for, including the end of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. This has been a rough year, not only for the state of Florida, but many others. Now it is the time to come together and think about how grateful we are for our family, friends, and loved ones.
Hurricane Matthew was the first Category 5 hurricane since Hurricane Felix in 2007. This storm season we endured 14 total storms, of which 6 were hurricanes (3 greater than category 3). Devastatingly, we had 1,739 fatalities and more than $11.13B in damages. After 11 years of enduring only false alarms and no hurricane landfalls in our state, it may have been difficult to take the threat of Matthew seriously. From this experience, we know it is never too early to start preparing for next year and try to take every hurricane warning seriously.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1st, 2017. At this moment, we cannot predict what will happen next year, but we can make sure we are ready for anything which may come our way. Florida Peninsula has some great tips, along with a checklist for storm preparations.
You may also take a look at our blog post. "5 Insurance Tips for Hurricane Season", for information on how to complete a household inventory, storing important documents, emergency plans and preparing your property before a major storm.
We recommend you look over your current insurance policy to ensure your home is prepared for hurricane season as well. Florida Peninsula offers great coverage options when it comes to homeowners insurance, which protects you and your property in case of damage to your home.
For more information on hurricane season, you may visit the National Hurricane Center for resources, forecasts, advisories and safety tools.
Florida Peninsula Insurance Company is one of Florida's top homeowners insurance companies. Our cutting-edge technology combined with old-fashioned values, enables us to provide outstanding customer service and claims processing. To obtain a free home insurance quote, call (877) 229-2244 or visit the Get a Quote section on our website.
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