After Hurricane Sandy can you Stay OPEN FOR BUSINESS?

In the prior article, we spoke about Business Income Insurance.  Today, we have the impending threat of Hurricane Sandy bearing down in the next few days.  Are you ready?

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One in four businesses affected by a disaster will never reopen.  Now is the time to prepare for any potential impact to help prevent or mitigate losses to your home or business.

Althought the path of Hurricane Sandy is still in question, most models agree that there will be a fairly significant impact to the New England Region.

They expect this effect us as early as late Sunday and last through perhaps Tuesday or Wednesday.  Sandy is predicted to be widespread, long-lasting, with accompanying wind, rain, and a potential for flooding.

Although many insurance underwriters will not allow us to bind new or increase existing coverage with the threat of a hurricane, one of our trusted insurance companies, Peerless Insurance(r), has released some timely checklists as well as online assessment tests that deal with hurricanes and water damage that can help you prepare now.

You can access the online assessment tests by registering at the " target=_blank>OPEN FOR BUSINESS site, or, you can see the checklists here.

Pre-Hurricane Checklist

Impending Hurricane Checklist

During Hurricane Checklist

Hurricane Recovery Checklist

Water Damage Prevention Guide

Elliot Whittier Insurance Services, LLC is a local Trusted Choice® agency that represents multiple insurance companies, so it offers you a variety of personal and business coverage choices and can customize an insurance plan to meet your specialized needs. You can visit Elliot Whittier online at, email,  or call 800-696-3947 and ask for Chris Millerick.





What to do Next?

Have us review your insurance policies and check that your limits are sufficient. Ask what the cost is to bump it up under higher limit scenarios.

Call today 617-846-5000 or click here 24/7/365 and we will get back to you same day or the next business day