Weathering A Hurricane

Dated: 08/05/2018

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Handy Tips For Before, During, & After a Storm

Before

  • Talk to your insurance advisor to be sure you have the right coverage. ๐Ÿ“ฑ

  • Listen to weather advisories. โ›ˆ๏ธ

  • Cover windows with plywood.

  • Repair loose boards, shingles, shutters, guttering, and down spouts.  These items could become problems in high winds and torrential rains. ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

  • Make a home inventory and take photos. ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ท

  • Turn your refrigerator to the coldest setting so food will last longer if the power goes out.

  • Stock up on emergency supplies.  This includes a battery-powered radio, flashlights, extra batteries, medicine, a first aid kit, and 5-7 days worth of non-perishable food and water. ๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿฅซ๐Ÿ”ฆ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ’ง

  • Charge your cell phone and fill your car with gas. ๐Ÿš˜

  • Program all emergency phone numbers into your mobile device. ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿš‘

During

  • Check on family members. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

  • Windows and door should be closed at all times. ๐Ÿšช

  • Stay away from windows.

  • If flooding begins, turn off the electricity.โšก

  • If advised to evacuate, do so as soon as possible. ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ

After

  • Make sure family members and friends are safe. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

  • Notify insurance advisor as soon as soon of damage. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ผ

  • Create a list of damaged items & take photos.  Do not dispose of damaged items without approval of your insurance carrier. ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ“ท

  • Keep an accurate record of any repairs and expenses.  Save receipts. ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ’ณ

  • If evacuated from your home, wait for official notice to return home.

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