Understanding Hurricane Preparedness - Step 2

The devastating tornado yesterday in Oklahoma reminds us that being prepared for weather related disasters cannot be taken too lightly. 

Here on the East Coast, our biggest weather enemy is most likely hurricanes.   The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1st.  With National Hurricane Preparedness Week 5/26 - 6/1, lets take a look the steps involved in being prepared.  Step One was blogged about last week:  Hurricane Basics.

Step Two: Storm Surge

According to the National Hurricane Center, "a storm surge is defined as an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm's winds.  Storm surge can reach heights well over 20 feet and can span hundreds of miles of coastline.  Storm surge and large waves produced by hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property along the coast."

As we approach hurricane season here in the Massachusetts and greater New England Region, the time is now to consult with your home insurance agent to make sure you have adequate coverage for your property in the event of a weather related disaster.  In particular be aware of any special wind storm related deductibles.  If you need options, contact us!

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 www.ElliotWhittier.com, email info@elliotwhittier.com, or call 888-641-5024 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.

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