Hurricane season can be a nerve-racking time; knowing that your home is in the path of a natural disaster, can be terrifying. Fortunately, technology these days allow us to be forewarned of a hurricane and ultimately prepared if one occurs. The following are major steps any family should take in the likelihood a hurricane should occur.
-Follow evacuation orders set by the local officials
-Build an emergency kit: radio, flashlight, batteries, rubber gloves, matches, first aid, blanket, bottled water, snacks, medication, vital documents, etc…
-Know your surroundings and create a family evacuation route: pet safety, medical needs, route to local shelters, etc…
-Tighten and seal up windows, doors, and garage
-Unplug appliances and turn off propane tank
-Fill vehicle full with gas
-Consider building a safe room
-Return home only when officials announce that it is safe to do so
-Inspect your home and street carefully for any damage that may have occurred
-Listen to the news and radio for updates
-Stay alert for subsequent rainfall or flooding
-Stay away from loose or dangling power lines
-Only drive if completely necessary and stay away from flooded areas, bridges, or wrecked streets
-Avoid tap water until determined clean and safe
-Watch your kids and pets carefully and keep them within a line of site
Hurricane season is under full swing. These scary situations can happen quickly, so it is important to make sure you are fully prepared. Additionally, make sure you have the proper homeowners coverage in the likelihood this natural disaster does happen in your neighborhood.
Call us at 877.257.5590 to make sure you have the best coverage out there.
Authored by Rick J. Lindsey, CEO, President, and Chairman of Prime Insurance Company
Rick J. Lindsey hails from Salt Lake City, Utah. He began working in the mailroom of his father’s Salt Lake City insurance firm, getting his introduction to the business that became his lifelong career. Lindsey quickly rose through the ranks while working in nearly every imaginable insurance industry job. As an entrepreneur, specialty lines underwriter, claims specialist, risk manager, and a licensed surplus lines broker, Rick Lindsey is highly skilled in all levels of leadership and execution. As he progressed on his career path, Rick discovered an urgent need for insurers willing to write policies for high-risk individuals and businesses. He was frequently frustrated that he could not provide the liability protection these entities desperately needed to safeguard their assets. He also formed the belief that insurance companies acted too quickly to settle frivolous claims. Lindsey decided to try a different approach. He started an insurance company and became the newly formed entity’s CEO. This opportunity has enabled Rick to fill a void in the market and provide a valuable service to businesses, individuals, and insurance agents who write high-risk business. Prime Insurance also specializes in helping individuals and businesses who live a lifestyle or participate in activities that make them difficult for traditional carriers to insure. If you’ve been denied, non-renewed, or canceled coverage, don’t give up quite yet. Chances are Prime Insurance can help.