The climate experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) continue to predict active Atlantic hurricane seasons in the coming years. Therefore, boaters in hurricane-prone regions need to take steps to keep their vessels safe from harm or at least minimize potential damage and injuries. To help, we’ve put together a few important tips:
Hurricanes, tropical storms, and other severe weather events happen every year across the country. Without proper care, a major storm or flood event could severely damage or destroy the precious works of art and other valuable items you’ve spent years collecting. With a little bit of planning, you can help ensure your home and collection are ready to weather the storm.
Here are a few things you can do before the storm season arrives to help protect your collection:
Here are some final actions you can take before a storm to help protect your collection from damage. As a reminder, your safety is the most important thing. Please heed all local authorities and stay tuned for updates.
Visit the following websites for additional guidance and resources to help keep your property, family, and pets safe:
For more tips on how to prepare for a hurricane, check out these resources from Ready.gov.
Amid a pandemic, the thought of preparing for hurricane season, which begins on June 1st, is almost unimaginable. Early predictions from most reputable scientific institutes suggest we can expect a normal to above-normal hurricane season in 2020. With that in mind, there are some basic actions you can take now to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.
Wind, storm surge and wind-driven rain, which are the three main threats of damage from a hurricane, can each cause devastating damage. Therefore, proper preparation includes assessing your home and property for basic vulnerabilities. For starters, consider taking the following important actions:
Additionally, you should prepare an overall disaster plan. Below are some considerations:
Last, share your plan with your family and other loved ones, and ensure that everyone knows what to do. Remember, we are all in this together, and better times lie ahead.
Suzanne Moyers, CPCU, AIC, is a Risk-Consulting Catastrophe Manager, Chubb Personal Risk Services.
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