With the official start of hurricane season along the Atlantic Ocean only recently behind us, it is a good time for homeowners in the area to revisit safety and risk concerns. The season runs from June 1st through November 30th, and an active year is anticipated:
NOAA.gov shares that as with every hurricane season, the need to be prepared is critically important this year:
“Social distancing and other CDC guidance to keep you safe from COVID-19 may impact the disaster preparedness plan you had in place, including what is in your go-kit, evacuation routes, shelters and more. With tornado season at its peak, hurricane season around the corner, and flooding, earthquakes and wildfires a risk year-round, it is time to revise and adjust your emergency plan now,” said Carlos Castillo, acting deputy administrator for resilience at FEMA. “Natural disasters won’t wait, so I encourage you to keep COVID-19 in mind when revising or making your plan for you and your loved ones, and don’t forget your pets. An easy way to start is to download the FEMA app today.”
In addition to the FEMA app, home and business owners may want to review the Hurricane Safety Guide put out by the Crystal Alliant Private Client Group as it is an accurate, yet simple checklist advising what to do prior to, during, and following a major storm. While educating yourself on safety measures, now is also good time to speak with an insurance broker to review your coverage, as named storms have already begun to touch down. As we have learned, environmental disasters do not wait, and their strength often comes unannounced. If you have any questions regarding how insurance fits into your budget, or if you would like an introduction to a trusted insurance representative, our team is happy to assist.