It’s Hurricane Season – Is Your Family Ready?

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Florida Educators Insurance is here to make protecting you home and your family as easy as possible. There are few things you can do to protect your family from the next big storm.  Start by holding a family meeting and asking some important questions such as –

  • When will we decide to leave town?
  • What do we need to do to prepare the house for a hurricane?
  • Who is responsible for completing each task and who is the backup in case that person is not home?
  • How do we protect the windows?
  • What pieces of furniture need to be brought inside?
  • Where will we meet up locally and outside of the area in the event that we get separated?
  • Who is our point of contact in case we need to check in and make sure that the family is safe?
  • Where are our IDs and important documents stored in the event that they are destroyed?

These are some of the questions that need to be asked and answered when creating your hurricane survival plan. Every family should have one and even if you never need it for a hurricane or tropical storm, the same type of plan can apply to virtually all emergency situations. Having one in place means that your family will be protected even if you happen to encounter an emergency situation while on vacation, etc.

Your Pet is Part of the Family Too

Who is going to take care of your pet if a storm strikes? If only one person is home at the time that you get the warning, what steps need to be taken in order to protect your pet from being the latest victim of the storm? Do you have a carrier for your animal or do you simply toss the dog in the back of the car and hit the road? These are things that need to be thought about and planned for so that everyone in the family knows how to protect your furry friend.

What Happens After the Storm?

Preparing for the next big one is important but so is considering what will happen after the fact.  This is where we come in.  Our agents can meet with you or review your policy over the phone to make sure that you have the right amount of coverage in place to rebuild or remodel your home after the storm.  Many homeowners assume that they have enough coverage only to find out that it is woefully short after the fact.  Don’t let this happen to you.  Give us a call and we will complete your free policy review and let you know what you need to do so become fully insured.

 

My name is Gary Cucchi, I am the owner of Florida Educator Insurance, LLC (an agency of Horace Mann Insurance). As a previous coach and educator, I was impressed with Horace Mann Companies’ devotion to helping educators for over 60 years. I know first-hand that educators have busy lives, and that is why my staff and I are dedicated to helping our clients meet their insurance needs and plan for their financial future.

 

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