Florida hurricane insurance preparation was effective, say officials

Florida hurricane insurance rates

The state has said that insurers were responsive to their customers because they were ready. State officials have said that Florida hurricane insurance companies have been responsive to customers. This responsiveness to the damage from two hurricanes this year was the result of preparation. Those hurricanes caused hundreds of millions of damage in that state alone. These were the conclusions shared by the Florida Division of Consumer Services. That division received only 375 calls regarding the way Florida hurricane insurance claims were handled. When taking into consideration that Hurricane Matthew…

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Hurricane season preparedness is better than typical in Florida, this year

Florida hurricane insurance rates

The insurance industry is more ready than usual as this year’s highest risk period for the storms begins. This hurricane season, Florida feels that its insurance industry is better prepared than it has been in quite some time, after having enjoyed eight consecutive years in which the massive Atlantic storms have not caused catastrophes within the state. Now that the season for these major storms has begun, the state is ready to see what this year has to offer. The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season got started on June 1 but…

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Hurricane Isaac may make its way to Mississippi

Tropical storm Isaac

Isaac matures into a hurricane and Mississippi prepares for storm’s arrival Tropical Storm Isaac has matured into a full-fledged hurricane as it made landfall in Florida early Monday. According to Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance, more than 300 claims have been generated by the storm already, with many more expected in the coming days. Isaac’s path is expected to continue well beyond Florida, reaching as far as Mississippi, where that state’s Department of Insurance is taking the time to remind homeowners to take caution before evacuating their property if such action…

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Hurricane insurance misunderstandings may damage family storm readiness

Hurricane Shutters

As the severe weather season continues, homeowner misconceptions are reducing preparedness. Experts are saying that as the Caribbean heats up for the season, there are still many people who aren’t adequately informed about hurricane insurance, to the point that proper preparation for the storms is being derailed. They have released recommendations for preparedness that don’t just stop at food and water. That said, some of the top recommendations for being ready for the severe weather includes storing a week’s worth of food and water for every person in your home.…

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It’s time to go over your hurricane preparedness once again

Hurricane Preparedness

Don’t forget to go over your flood insurance coverage as a part of your emergency preparations. The hurricane season from the Atlantic is now well underway and state emergency management agencies are urging the residents within the higher risk areas to make sure that they have considered their hurricane preparedness strategies to know that they are ready if severe weather strikes. Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee brought a cruel reminder that flood insurance should not be overlooked. Last year, these storms brought record breaking destruction through wind and flooding…

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Preparedness is the key to hurricane season

Families living in areas that are prone to experiencing hurricanes are highly advised to take the necessary steps to ensuring that they will be prepared and know what to do in the event of this type of tropical cyclone. This consists not only of knowing what to do when the actual hurricane has arrived, but also involves making sure that the entire family is prepared and knows the emergency plan. Ahead of the season for the storms, take the time to get to know all of the safe evacuation routes…

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