How recent hurricanes could affect your insurance rates.

Will your home insurance rates rise because of catastrophic hurricane damage? In just over a year, we’ve had Hurricane Irma in Southwest Florida and Hurricane Michael on the Panhandle. Many people are still waiting to get roof and seawall repairs from Hurricane Irma 13 months ago. The good news is a local insurance agent believes [...]

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Hurricane Preparedness Flood Insurance

Flood Insurance is not covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy. The National Flood Insurance Program is available to you. One FEMA’s website, there are some great facts to help you understand why flood insurance is critical to have if you are in a low risk or high risk flood zone. https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program FACT: Floods are the [...]

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Hurricane Preparedness Resources

Articles Hurricane Season 2018 https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/05/us/hurricane-season-2018-forecast-wxc/index.html You need Flood Insurance: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article203631769.html Evacuation Fix : http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/02/05/evacuations-were-bad-before-hurricane-irma-heres-floridas-plan-to-fix-it/ AOB: https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/mag-features/2018/02/05/478936.htm Emergency Numbers: Charlotte County Emergency Management:  941-833-4000 Lee County Emergency Management:  239-477-3600 Collier County Emergency Management:  239-252-3600 American Red Cross:  239-278-3401 Florida Power and Light:  1-800-4-OUTAGE Lee County Electric Co-op:  239-656-2300

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Flood Insurance

Flood Insurance: Flood Insurance is not covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy. The National Flood Insurance Program is available to you. One FEMA’s website, there are some great facts to help you understand why flood insurance is critical to have if you are in a low risk or high risk flood zone. https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program FACT: Floods [...]

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Placing a Claim

During the 2017 Hurricane Season, we realized that our customers wanted to communicate with us directly, but due to downed power and loss of internet, that was close to impossible. Since your hurricane deductible is based on a calendar year, if you experience damage to your home, we suggest opening up a claim. The fastest [...]

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After the Storm

Do not leave your home until it is safe to do so. Do not let your kids play in flooded streets – many times it is filled with bacteria, and you never know when there could be a downed powerline nearby. Do not touch or approach downed powerlines – be sure to keep your children [...]

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During the Storm

Stay in your safe place! As tempting as it can be, do not leave your home until the storm has completely passed. Listen to the radio for the most current information– again, storms can change direction or intensity at the last minute. Listening to the radio will also help you know when it is safe [...]

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To Evacuate or Not? That is the Question:

Choosing whether or not to evacuate is not an easy decision most of the time. Storms can be extremely unpredictable, so it is usually best to use the information available to you to make the best decision for your family. We recommend evacuating if you live in a special flood zone, you live in a [...]

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48 Hours before the Hurricane

Track the storms status closely at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ or by listening to an NOAA radio. Bring all lawn furniture inside the house. Make sure there’s nothing lying around outside that could become wind-driven debris. Install Hurricane Shutters Be sure to fill your bathtubs, sinks, and other clean containers with water – this could come in handy [...]

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Hurricane Preparation Checklist

If you find yourself within a 5 day cone, here are a few things we recommend (some may be redundant if you already have your hurricane kit): Is your Hurricane Kit & supplies ready? Click here for the comprehensive list for the Kit, but see below for additional items you will want to add before [...]

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Hurricane Season – Day 1 (June 1st)

After a busy 2017 hurricane season, we here at East & Greenwell want to help make sure that you are well prepared before the next storm heads to Florida.  You should update your contact information, check insurance policies and make your handy ‘Hurricane Kit’, all of these things will help ease you into Hurricane Season. [...]

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