Hurricane Irma continues to threaten Florida in the upcoming days. As many of us run around trying to get our home and families ready for the storm, it’s equally important to have your hurricane insurance matters in order.
This is the time to review your policy and prepare in case you need to file a claim. Following are some important reminders:
•Take still pictures or videos of your house and personal belongings to insure there is no doubt as to what you owned before the storm.
This year’s Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012. In light of this, attorneys at Cecere Santana, which focuses on cases relating to property damage and personal injury, stress people be prepared to protect not only themselves, but their assets.
“People need to prepare now,” said Erick Santana, a founding partner at Cecere Santana. “First and foremost, have a plan to protect you and your family. Don’t wait until it is too late to secure water, food and safety supplies. Once a storm begins, stay inside and ride it out.”
In regards to insurance and protecting assets in the event property is damaged or destroyed by a storm, attorney Michael Cecere lists the following three tips:
First and foremost, have a plan to protect you and your family. Don’t wait until it is too late to secure water, food and safety supplies. Do it now. Second, your home and personal property are important and cherished assets. If you have done all you can to protect your property before a hurricane, you have little control over the damage that is done by the storm. Therefore, once the storm begins, stay inside and ride it out.
1. Be prepared to document a claim before it occurs.