Hurricane Preparedness 2022
Here at professional insurance we take hurricane season very seriously! The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 all the way through November 30. Early forecasts are predicting another above-average year of storm activity. The U.S. saw last year 21 named storms. This is the time to get ready ahead of any severe weather.
The Red Cross has steps you can take to get your household ready now to help protect you and your loved ones:
+ Create an evacuation plan - Plan what do do incase you or your loved ones are separated. Remember electricity and phone lines may be down during and after the storm. Plan routes to local shelters, make plans for your pets and remember to register your family members with special medical needs.
+ Build an emergency kit - One gallon of water per person - per day, non-perishable food, flashlights and extra batteries, battery-powered radio, first aid kit, medications, supplies for an infant or pets, personal hygiene items, copies of important papers, cell phone chargers, extra cash, blankets, and emergency contact information. If you already have your emergency kit, now is the time to make sure nothing is expired - including the food items and medications.
+ Be informed. Find out how local officials will contact you during a disaster and how you will get important information. Learn first aid and CPR in case emergency help is delayed.
+ Download the free Red Cross “Emergency” app. Open the app for Red Cross shelter locations and safety advice on hurricanes and other emergencies. Download this or other apps for free by searching for ‘American Red Cross’ in your app store or visiting redcross.org/apps.
+ Remember homeowners insurance does not cover flooding. It is important to have flood insurance coverage in the state of Florida - for hurricanes, tropical storms and heavy rains. For more information on flood insurance give our office a call today at