Assemble a disaster supplies kit. This kit should include essential medicines, first-aid supplies, non-perishable food, manual can opener, battery-powered flashlights and radio, bottled water, blankets and digital camera.
Inventory your belongings. Keep a hand-written or digital/videotaped inventory of your valuables in a safe place, along with insurance policies and other important documents.
Make a utilities checklist. Be sure everyone in the house knows how to turn off gas, water, and other utilities if necessary.
Review your homeowners’ insurance coverage annually to make sure you are fully protected in weather-related disaster.
Remove dead branches from trees in or near your yard. Trim schrubs and tree limbs away from the home.
Bring pets inside, move cars into garages, and secure windows, awnings, and lawn furniture.
Watch for flash floods.
After a hurricane:
Make an inventory of all damaged property before cleaning up debris. Pictures are very helpful.
Try to make temporary repairs to prevent further damage to their homes or businesses.
Save property remnants and repair receipts for their independent insurance agents.
Report the damage to your property and file a claim with either our office or the carrier themselves.
Report downed utility wires and stay out of damaged buildings and areas.