As Floridians, we all know that hurricanes are strong storms that can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property-threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. According to the National Hurricane Center, the 2015 hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th.
As we begin hurricane season here in Florida, it is important to remember that preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Don't wait until a storm is heading your way! Watch this video to learn more about how to survive the storm with these hurricane safety precautions.
To begin you family's plan of action to prepare for a storm, here are a few key supplies to have in case of a hurricane: A three day supply of water minimum, non-perishable food, first aid kit, medicines, extra cash, blankets and sleeping bags. Click for a guide to creating a comprehensive disaster supply kit.
In terms of homeowners insurance, it is extremely important to have adequate coverage. Carefully consider the following:
- Basic coverage: you will require the most comprehensive coverage to replace lost or damaged goods in the event of total loss due to storms, theft or an accident.
- Special coverage: you will require to be insured against any and “hopefully” most natural disasters. This is largely dependent on your insurer as some exclude homes that are located in certain areas or built in a certain manner.
Any hurricane season has the potential to be dangerous, so be sure to be prepared to keep yourself and your family safe. Download our Family Emergency Plan to find out more about how you and your family can stay protected in the event of an emergency.