Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness Tips:

  • Meet with your agent to make sure you are have adequate insurance coverage.
  • Compile an inventory of your contents and their value. Pictures are an added plus.
  • Check for and remove branches and trees that may fall on your house.
  • Secure outside patio furniture.
  • Reinforce garage doors or replace if necessary.

After the hurricane:

If you have experienced damage to your home as a result of a hurricane, the following steps can help guide you as you put your life back in order.

  • Asses your situation putting safety first. Don’t proceed until it is safe to enter a room or house.
  • Make temporary repairs to prevent further damage. Should you have any questions call your agent.
  • Keep all receipts for any expenditure you have made for these repairs.
  • Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.They may also have a website that you may utilize to file your claim. Click here to preview a list of phone numbers we've compiled for claim departments.
  • Prepare a list using your inventory of all damaged or destroyed personal property. This list should be as detailed as possible to include dates of purchase or age, and cost to replace.
  • Secure a detailed estimate of any and all repairs from a reputable contractor. Florida Insurance Planners can help with this.
  • Keep a written record of any conversations and with whom and date they occurred.
  • Take photos of the damaged property.
  • Keep all property to show to the adjuster.
  • Have floors cleaned. Dry furniture and place in a safe dry environment.
  • Clean draperies, upholstered furniture should be examined. Check with you agent about having furniture cleaned or repaired.


If you have any questions or concerns call you agent, and remember to stay calm and be patient.

For more tips or to speak with a member of our team, click here to contact us. You can never be too prepared. We are here to help.