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    Prepare for incoming storms with this checklist

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Sep 13, 2018

    As Hurricane Florence continues to intensify, there is no question that its damage to the East Coast will be astronomical. It’s threat to lives, homes, agriculture and the waning tourist season have prompted multiple governors to declare a state of emergency, as well as mandatory evacuations throughout the coastal areas of the Carolinas and Virginia.

    During Hurricane season it is especially important to prepare for possible flooding. In an effort to help minimize the damage that may occur as a result of flooding, Allianz Risk Consulting has developed a checklist, meant to be used as a guide, that should be completed before, during and after a flood.

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    Tags: flood insurance, Flood Damage, Flooding, Hurricane Season, Hurricane Preparedness, Flood Insurance Coverage, Hurricane Tips, Hurricane Season 2018, Prepare for a Hurricane, Preparing for a tropical storm, Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm, Flooding from Hurricane, Prepare for flooding

    NOAA's Updated 2018 Hurricane Predictions

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Aug 16, 2018

     

    With four storms already in the books, including two hurricanes, the Atlantic is expected to produce a total of nine to 13 named storms during the six-month hurricane season that ends Nov. 30; according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    As the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey approaches, make sure that you and your family are prepared for what is to come this hurricane season.

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    Tags: hurricane, Hurricane Season, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Season 2018, Prepare for a Hurricane, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    As Hurricane Season Approaches Its Peak, Be Prepared With These Safety Tips

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Jul 31, 2018

    The period from mid-August to late October is considered peak hurricane season. The good news, however, is that with the right preparation, individuals can significantly reduce their risk of personal injury or having their property damaged in a storm. With hurricane season approaching its peak, check out these tips to help you keep yourself, your family, and your property safe during a storm.

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    Tags: Hurricane Season, Hurricane Supply List, Hurricane Preparedness, Evacuation Plan, Hurricane Tips, Hurricane Season 2018, Prepare for a Hurricane

    6 tips to protect your home and property for 2018's hurricane season

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, May 10, 2018

    After Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, Irma and Nate wreaked havoc last year during one of the worst hurricane seasons on record, 2018′s hurricane season looks only to be above average.

    While this news is welcome for many who endured Mother Nature’s wrath however, everyone should still be prepared for whatever comes as the year goes on. Evacuation plans should be updated, emergency provisions stocked and insurance policies reviewed.

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    Tags: hurricane, Hurricane Season 2017, Hurricane Season, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane Tips, Hurricane Season 2018, Prepare for a Hurricane, Property Tips, Protect Your Home

    How to Prepare Before the Hurricane Hits

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Fri, Aug 25, 2017

     
     
    Soules Insurance wants to make sure you are prepared before a hurricane hits your area. The American Red Cross has provided guidelines on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.
     
    Prepare in Advance
    Be sure you’re Red Cross Ready. That means:
     
  • Assembling an emergency preparedness kit.
  • Creating a household evacuation plan that includes your pets.
  • Staying informed about your community’s risk and response plans.
  • Educating your family on how to use the Safe and Well website.
  • Download the Emergency App for iPhone or for Android
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    Tags: Hurricane Season 2017, Hurricane Season, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane Harvey

    Hurricane Season is Here - Be Prepared

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Jun 20, 2017


     

    Having your hurricane supplies ahead of time will save you the frustration of hitting the stores right before a storm hits. Some of these items can be useful on a regular stormy summer evening as well. There are lots of things you can do around your home now to save you time when you need it. The following is a list of items you may need as well as tips on how to prepare for severe weather during hurricane season.

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    Tags: Hurricane Season, Storm Season, Prepare for Severe Weather, Hurricane Supply List, Hurricane Preparedness

    10 Catastrophe Claim Tips for Severe Weather

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Jun 6, 2017


    Hurricane season lasts from June through November each year. Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful forces, turning warm ocean water into powerful storms capable of mass destruction. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 14 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which four to eight could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher). One to four of these may become major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5 with winds of 111 mph or higher).

    With that being said, severe weather can be unpredictable and strike at any time. Being prepared in the event your property is damaged by a hurricane, tornado, hailstorm or similar disaster is essential as we head into this season of severe weather. We recommend considering the following tips to achieve fast, efficient handling of any claims you may face.

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    Tags: Severe Weather Tips, Severe Weather Texas, Severe Weather Claims, Catastrophe Claim, Hurricane Season 2017, Hurricane Season