September 10th, 2012
September is usually the most active months for hurricane. You might be new to a hurricane-prone area or an old pro. However, it is never too late and it is always wise to review your plans. Don’t have a plan to review? No time like the present to get started. This list is meant to help you get started, but is not meant to be all-inclusive or comprehensive.
- Plan home improvement projects that will make your home more resistant to water and flood damage.
- Review and revise, if necessary, your insurance policy for storm-related coverage.
- Remember that homeowner’s policies may not include rising waters; talk to your insurance agent about this; you may want to add flood insurance.
- Prepare an inventory of your belongings if you need to file a claim. (Photos and video are good, too). Just keep copies at a remote site… better yet save them somewhere in “the cloud.”
- Organize an emergency supply kit and stock up on non-perishable food and water.
- Create an evacuation plan, including ways to let your family know you’re safe after a storm.
- Compile a list of emergency numbers that includes family, friends, and neighbors.
- Make arrangements for your pets… especially in the event you have to evacuate. Plan what you’ll do in this worst-case scenario way before it becomes a necessity.
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