Hurricane Safety


Before the Hurricane

To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures:

Hurricanes cause heavy rains that can cause extensive flood damage in coastal and inland areas. Everyone is at risk and should consider flood insurance protection. Flood insurance is the only way to financially protect your property or business from flood damage. To learn more about your flooding risk and how to protect yourself and your business, visit the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (NFIP) Web site, or call 1-800-427-2419.

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If your phone is charged and ready to go, you'll have your Storm Shield app with you to keep you updated with push notifications and live video where available, especially if your power goes out.

During the Hurricane - What to do

If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:

You should evacuate under the following conditions:

If you are directed by local authorities to do so. Be sure to follow their instructions.

Read more about evacuating yourself and your family. If you are unable to evacuate, go to your wind-safe room. If you do not have one, follow these guidelines:

After the Hurricane

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