The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season

 

Today marks the beginning of hurricane season. The Weather Channel has predicted a total of nine named storms, five hurricanes and two major hurricanes during the 2016 season.* But as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy have shown us, one storm can do a lot of damage.

Elder Insurance Services LLC wants to make sure you are prepared no matter what the season hold with these tips:

  • Stock up on emergency supplies. Have a week’s supply of water, plenty of nonperishable food items and refill of necessary prescriptions for family members, including pets,
  • Create an evacuation route for all family members. Identify two meeting places:  one right outside the home and another outside the neighborhood in case access to the home is cut off. Make sure everyone knows the address and phone number of the second meeting place.
  • Identify the location of community shelters.
  • Fill vehicle’s gas tanks and make sure to have a car charger for cell phones.
  • Review and understand all insurance coverage. Understand deductibles for hurricane damage.
  • Investigate Flood Insurance.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 813-513-8800 or via email using the contact form on our website.