In the Mid-Atlantic Region we know that Hurricanes can happen at any time. Create an action plan for you and your family to be prepared for extreme weather conditions.
What to do BEFORE a Hurricane Warning:
- Refill Prescriptions, fill up your gas tank, and take out cash from your bank– power outages may interrupt services.
- Store valuable paper documents, personal items and insurance policies in waterproof containers or safety deposit boxes.
- Cover windows and secure or put away outdoor items.
- If you are told to evacuate, do so immediately.
- Have a battery powered radio, to tune into emergency information
What to do DURING a Hurricane Warning:
- Seek shelter in an interior room away from windows, such as a bathroom or closet.
- If the power goes out, use battery powered flashlights or lanterns, do not use candles.
- Turn off propane tanks and unplug small appliances.
What to do AFTER a Hurricane:
- Stay inside until local authorities say it is safe.
- Use only bottled water until tap water is deemed safe.
- When inspecting your home, wear sturdy shoes and take caution where walking.
How to FILE A CLAIM after a Hurricane:
- Contact your insurance agency as soon as possible.
- Photograph all damage. Do not try to move anything unless it is to prevent further damage.
- If you need to seek shelter elsewhere, such as a hotel, or incur any other expenses, keep all receipts.