Apr 12, 2013
The 2013 Hurricane season is just around the corner. Are you prepared to handle the type of flooding that typically accompanies hurricanes?
Almost anywhere it rains, it can flood. Even if you live in an area that you think isn’t at risk, preparation for flooding is just as critical as with other types of emergencies.
Before we get into how you can prevent, limit or react to flooding, it’s important to note that flood damage is typically not covered by your homeowners or renters insurance. There are specialized flood insurance programs that we at Quorum Insurance can discuss with you. Contact us for your no-obligation quote.
Preparing for a flood
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends a number of steps to stay safe during emergencies and limit damage from flooding. You should:
Acting during a flood
If a flood is likely in your area, quick action may be necessary to protect your family and property. You should:
Coping after a flood
The Red Cross has a free book available called “Repairing Your Flooded Home,” which contains useful information as you clean up. It’s available at www.redcross.org. Of course, don’t hesitate to contact us as well — we’re ready to help!
If you have flood insurance, contact the claims center of your provider as soon as possible.
Flooding is one of the most common hazards in the U.S. Being prepared for any emergency is crucial for the safety of you and your family. Don’t be caught off guard!
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