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Hurricane Preparedness Week – 3 Easy Steps to Get Ready

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ImageWell, it’s that time of the year again. Hurricane season is right around the corner. The National Hurricane Center declared this week National Hurricane Preparedness Week. It’s a good time for all coastal residents to start preparing your homes for a hurricane.

History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. Here are a few steps to get you started.

  • Build an emergency kit with a gallon of water per person, per day, non-perishable food, a flashlight, battery-powered radio, first aid kit, medications, supplies for an infant if applicable, a multi-purpose tool, personal hygiene items, copies of important papers, cell phone chargers, extra cash, blankets, maps of the area and emergency contact information.
  • Talk with members of your household and create an evacuation plan. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.
  • Be informed. Learn about your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs as required and make plans for your pets to be cared for.
  • Because standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding, it’s important to have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains and other conditions that impact the U.S. For more information on flood insurance, please visit the CCIC Web site at www.CCICINS.com to receive a quote on Flood Insurance! Or Call (239) 549-6255.

 

 

Written by Cape Coral Insurance Center

May 31, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Posted in Home, Insurance

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