Recap from June Blog....
Tips to Prepare for Storm Season
June 1 was the official start day of Hurricane Season (through November 30)
Don't let a calm 2015 leave you off your guard. Be prepared, a little preparation goes a long way in keeping your family safe.
Hurricane Watch- Hurricane conditions are a threat within 48 hours. Review your hurricane plans, keep informed and be ready to act if a warning is issued.
Hurricane Warning- Hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours. Complete your storm preparations and leave the area if directed to do so by authorities.
Every household should have an Emergency Supply kit. If you have one leftover from last year, double check that the batteries still work, and someone hasn't
gotten into the rations. If you need to put one together, click hereto download an Emergency Supply Checklist from FEMA.
The Red Cross also has a good checklist. Choose the one that is right for you and your family.
Two other useful site with information on how to prepare are www.ready.gov and www.hurricanesafety.org.
When emergencies arise, it can be difficult or even impossible to get gas, so make sure your car always has a full tank during the season.
Find out your neighborhood's hurricane response plan, and plan your route to a shelter in the event of an emergency. Discuss evacuation plans with
your family, and run a drill so everyone knows what to do if the time comes.
Handy List of Phone Numbers
Most people don't think to write down important information, insurance policy number, phone numbers, your insurance agent, friends and family, etc. If you lose power, you will not be able to google phone number, and if your cell phone loses its charge, you will not be able to access your phone book.
Plan for the Pet
If you have a pet, make sure to do your research ahead of time. Not all shelters take pets, Click here here for a list of shelters in your area. Some shelters require you to pre-register, so preparing early is crucial if you have a pet. Make sure all of your information is up-to-date on your pet's ID tag, as well as their shots.
Please note registration is usually suspended when a hurricane warning is announced, so don't put off registering your pet.
Article from Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance Company.
Are you and your family ready in case a hurricane hits our area?
Many insurance companies will not write or bind a policy if a hurricane is named and in route to Florida.
Now is a good time to stop in one of our offices for review your insurance policies to be sure you are protected.
We may even save you some money!
See you soon :)