3 Tips for Hurricane Season Preparation

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Use these tips to stay ahead of the storm for hurricane season preparation.

With hurricane season upon us, it’s time for Floridians to buckle down and get ready. While the majority of us are familiar with having to put up shutters and dealing with the aftermath of big storms, floods and electricity outages aren’t the only things to worry about.Florida is heading into storm season with good news, but it is still essential to be prepared. It’s been years since the Sunshine State has been hit directly with a high category hurricane, so some of you may need a refresher course on preparation. That’s where we come in.

Here are 3 tips for hurricane season preparation:

  1. Prepare Financially: Make sure you have cash on hand in the case that ATMs are out of service and keep credit card receipts to document any necessary repairs. Also make sure all your bill payments are current to avoid possible late fees due to electricity outages or postal delays.
  2. Be Aware of Scams: If you’re hiring a contractor to work on repairs, do your research first. Make sure that they are properly licensed and have adequate insurance coverage. Keep records of all telephone conversations and signed documents.
  3. Check Your Insurance Policy: Speak with your insurance agency to go over your coverage and ensure that you understand what it applies to. Hurricanes can cause a lot of damage that can lead to costly hardships, so make sure you’re properly insured.

We’re all hoping to avoid a bad hurricane season this year, but as we can never be sure what will happen, it is essential that you take steps toward hurricane season preparation. Make sure all your finances are in order and hire smart when it comes to repairs. When it comes to taking care of your family and personal property, preparation is key. Don’t sit back and wait until a bad storm comes straight to your door. Prepare for all potential consequences ahead of time. For more information on how insurance can help you this storm season, call an Avante agent at 306-648-7070.