The National Severe Weather Preparedness week is now underway, reminding property owners to go over their homeowners insurance and protect themselves.
Homeowners insurance policyholders are encouraged to take the time to go over their policies this week, as it is National Severe Weather Preparedness week, and it is important that they understand exactly what their coverage provides as well as what additional protection and preventative efforts they can make.
According to a statement by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, the organization’s CEO and president, Julie Rochman said “Too many communities were devastated by a variety of record-setting natural catastrophes in 2010 and 2011, and we owe it to those people to learn from their tragic experience and do whatever we can to prevent such devastation in the future.”
Rochman went on to say that the good news is that despite the fact that this year has already seen an active season for tornadoes and severe storms, there are many things that individuals can do to add protection for themselves, their families, their homes and possessions, as well as their communities as a whole.
This awareness week is designed to remind homeowners and community members that the time to take action against these events is before they happen, and that it is often too late by the time the storms have been detected.
This week-long awareness event is supported by the Insurance Institute for Business Home and Safety, as well as by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. These three organizations are all working together to raise awareness about what can be done to prepare for these severe weather occurrences.
Homeowners insurance policyholders are being offered a free tool to gauge weather-related risks.
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety is making this tool – as well as helpful free how-to information – available to consumers who would like to improve the protection and prevention efforts for their businesses and homes. The organization believes that part of this week’s awareness efforts are to make it known that there are free resources available to consumers who want to help reduce their risk of property damage or personal injury.