TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With the potential for Hurricane Beryl and Invest 96L to strengthen and head toward the U.S. coast, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is urging property owners to take precautions to protect themselves and their belongings before the severe weather hits.
“These storm systems could bring rain and wind to several areas along the coast,” said Logan McFaddin, PCI’s regional manager. “While it’s still uncertain whether the storms will weaken or even make a direct hit, this is a good reminder for residents to take the time now to get prepared.”
In addition to making sure residents have emergency kits and response plans ready, it is also a good idea that they take precautionary measures to prevent damage to vulnerable property.
“Insurers and catastrophe teams will be ready to respond should the storms cause any damage,” said McFaddin. “PCI and other industry groups are constantly working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to assist homeowners and business owners before and after any disaster.”
Flooding from storm surge during hurricanes and tropical storms can be especially dangerous for residents along the coast. “Flooding is not covered by your standard homeowners policy, however, flood insurance can be purchased through the National Flood Insurance Program or your insurance company,” said McFaddin.
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