23 Aug Irene’s Knocking On The Door, Are You Ready?
As Hurricane Irene approaches, it’s looking more and more like the Carolinas are in store for a brutal pounding. Forecasters are now predicting that Irene will make landfall late in the week as a very large and very powerful storm. The question remains, are you prepared for the possible damage and destruction that may occur? Do you have the proper North Carolina homeowners’ insurance coverage to ensure adequate protection in the instance of damage to your home and valuables? Continue reading for some safety tips and wise instructions to ready you and your family for the first major hurricane that we’ve seen in three years!
Everyone knows that the best kind of protection in the event of a disaster or even slight damage is to be prepared ahead of time. How can you get ready?
•Contact your insurance agent immediately to review your North Carolina homeowners’ insurance policy to ensure sufficient protection. Check that your policy offers enough coverage for the cost of rebuilding your home, along with whether your house and valuables are properly valued and accounted for under your insurance.
•Make a home inventory so that you can easily offer a list to your insure in case damage does occur.
•Secure your home including anything that could potentially become a bigger issue in a high wind and heavy rain instance such as loose shingles, shutters, or clogged gutters.
•Prepare a hurricane safety kit! The supply kit should include the following items: water (at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days), non-perishable food (at least enough for 3 to 7 days), blankets, clothing, a first aid kit (with all necessary medications), hygiene items, a flashlight, a battery-operated radio, and of course plenty of extra batteries.
For more safety tips of what to do before, during and after a hurricane, Market Watch offers these helpful hints. With forecasters from Weather Underground predicting a likely Category-3 Irene that could inflict billions of dollars of damage to the Carolinas, now is the time to get ready!
For more information on North Carolina homeowners’ insurance call Spivey Insurance group today at 877-318-5951!