How To Prepare Your Home For A Hurricane
Living in Florida comes with the risk that you could encounter a hurricane in your lifetime. The chances are actually pretty high due to the climate and unpredictable weather patterns it brings in Florida. If you are thinking about moving to Florida, or you already live here and you are wondering about how you can prepare your home for a hurricane, then you have come to the right place at Global Public Adjusters Inc. Our team at GPA, are experts in assessing hurricane property damage, and helping our clients obtain the settlements they deserve from their insurance companies. We use state-of-the-art technology to look for hidden damage and assess visible damage caused by a hurricane. From there, we tackle this evidence to your insurance company and negotiate on your behalf for the settlement you are entitled to. In this article, however, we share some information about thow you can prepare your home for a hurricane.
Develop an evacuation plan
If you know that you live in a hurricane-prone area, you should make a hurricane evacuation plan ASAP as a precaution. Hurricanes are very unpredictable and you don’t want to be scrambling last minute to put together an evacuation plan if a hurricane is heading your way. Part of your evacuation plan should also include telling family and friends where you’re heading, ensuring the cars are full of gas and having extra cash on hand.
Get an understanding of your homeowners insurance
If you think getting hit by a hurricane is bad, try having your entire home destroyed by the storm and not having insurance cover the damage. If you completely and thoroughly understand your homeowner’s insurance coverage, you likely won’t ever find yourself in the above circumstance. If you want a professional to look over your current homeowner’s insurance policy, then we encourage you to get in touch with Global Public Adjustrs Inc today. We can help you understand your policy and learn about what you are covered for and what you may not be covered for.
Inspect your roof
If a hurricane is heading your way, you should make sure your roof is in pristine condition. So what exactly are you looking for at the top of your house? Make sure you don’t have any missing shingles or tiles on your roof. Check for shingles or tiles near the edge of the roof that are brittle or loose.
Talk to your neighbors
A hurricane is coming, so you’re busy worrying about your family, but don’t forget about your neighbors. After all, they don’t say there’s strength in numbers for nothing. Speaking with your neighbors, especially elderly ones, before, during (if possible), and after the storm is very important. Ask them how they’re preparing, what supplies they’re using, and their evacuation plan before the hurricane hits. If it’s possible, keep your neighbors updated during the storm. Maybe your house starts flooding and you need to run to theirs, or maybe they ran out of food.
These are just a few things that you can do to prepare yourself for a hurricane. If you have any questions about your current homeowners’ insurance policy and what you are covered for in a hurricane, then feel free to contact our team at Global Public Adjusters Inc. You should also contact us if you have been fighting with your insurance company about your hurricane damage property claim.
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