June 12, 2012 - The beginning of hurricane season is a good time for homeowners to review their insurance policies for adequate coverage for their home and property. Homeowners are encouraged to consult with their agent and develop a complete understanding of the insurance coverage they have purchased. In addition to reviewing insurance policies, there are three things families should keep in mind during hurricane season - plan, prepare and protect:
If you decide to ride out the hurricane, protect yourself. If you don't need to evacuate the area, stay indoors away from windows or glass doors. Put as many walls between you and the storm as possible. If you don't have a basement, go to a closet or a bathroom. If you need to leave the area, make sure you go directly to the shelter. A purchase of tarps or plastic sheeting may be advantageous. Take your survival kit and lock all doors and windows before you go. Let your relatives or friends know where you plan to be and give them your insurance agent's information.
Michal Connolly State Farm Insurance, 863-318-3088
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