Hurricane Preparedness Checklist 2021: How to Prepare for a Hurricane
During hurricane season, people usually wait until the last minute to scramble and pick up the emergency supplies they may need to outlast a storm. But if you don’t scramble fast enough, you may be out of luck. Within days of a storm being announced, shelves at the local supermarket are cleared out and drivers line up down the block to wait for a gas station. With hurricane season approaching, we at Insurance Litigation Group encourage you to prepare sooner rather than later.
Here are a few tips on how to help you and your home get ready for any hurricane or major storm in Florida.
1. Determine Your Risk
2. Develop an Evacuation Plan
3. Assemble Disaster Supplies
4. Get an Insurance Check-Up
5. Strengthen your Home
6. Help Your Neighbor
7. Complete a Written Plan
Pro Tip: Keep in mind that when it comes to insurance, every homeowner’s policy is different, so it’s critical for someone to review your policy who knows what to look for, so you can understand what you do and do not have coverage for.
If you have experienced an insurance loss from a hurricane, tropical storm or other major weather event, don’t be surprised if the insurance company’s first reaction is to claim that your damage is due to some pre-existing condition or assert that your claim is not covered under the terms of your policy or even cancel your policy based on recently-discovered “errors” in your application.
But don’t worry, experienced and aggressive attorneys from ILG are on your side and will advocate on your behalf to see that you get the benefits you are entitled to. At ILG, we take the time to analyze and interpret your policy and understand the full measure of damages available to you. We work with construction experts, restoration professionals and others to determine the facts.