The 2019 Hurricane Season has officially begun. Unfortunately, over the past few years, we have seen it can only take one storm to cause devastating destruction and millions in damages. As such, it is important you take the proper steps to prepare before a storm is on the horizon. Please take these tips into consideration to reduce your risk of harm, property damage and may accelerate the recovery process should the unexpected occur.

 

Review your Insurance Policy: Do not wait until you file a claim to learn you may not have adequate coverage. Read your policy thoroughly to understand the coverages you have purchased and determine if you need to make changes to your policy. Should you have any questions or concerns, contact your agent, or call our customer service department at 877-229-2244.

 

Stock up on Supplies: When a hurricane is on the horizon, mass panic and chaos can ensue in local grocery and supply stores and necessary provisions and supplies are the first to fly off the shelves. It is best to gather your supplies well before a hurricane is approaching to be sure you have everything you and your family will need. Click here for a list of items you don’t want to forget.

 

Have an Evacuation Plan: Be sure to have an evacuation plan in place well before it is time for you and your family to evacuate. Take time to discuss your plans and assign responsibilities to members of your family. Doing so will greatly reduce the stress of evacuating. Don’t forget to pack all necessary supplies including important documents, medications, a supply of cash, and any other items you may need. All your pets should be included in your evacuation plans, and don’t forget to pack food and other supplies each pet in your household.

 

Prepare your Home: Now is the time to prepare your home for a hurricane or tropical storm. Conduct a home inspection and repair areas of your home which could be prone to hurricane damage.  Don’t forget about the outside of your home and property. Take the time to clear objects from your yard, trim trees and shrubs, remove clutter from your gutters and drains, and secure fences and other large items in your yard.

 

We hope you take these tips into consideration to ensure the safety of you, your family, and your home this Hurricane Season. Should catastrophe strike, Florida Peninsula stands ready to assist you. In the event you need to file a claim, you may do so online, or by calling 866-549-9672. For more preparation tips, visit the Tools & Tips section on our website.

 

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