Prepare Your Business
- Emergency Hurricane Preparation Checklist for Business Owners
- Are you prepared if Disaster Strikes?
- Prepare Your Organization for Hurricane Safety
Visit www.ready.gov for program management, planning, implementation, testing and exercises, and program improvement ideas.
Prepare at Home
- Family Emergency Plan
- Build an Emergency Supply Kit Checklist
- Hurricane Preparation at Home: Safeguards for a disaster.
- Don’t leave your animals behind! Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Pet Owners.
- Red Cross Hurricane Safety Checklist
- Family Disaster Plan
- Make Flood Safety a Priority: What to do before, during and after a flood. Also in Spanish.
- Flood Preparation Precautions.
What to do after the storm?
- Make sure your home is secure?
- Be careful about attempting to cover openings or damage yourself
- Contact a local contractor for emergency board up and assessment. TriSure can provide a list of local contractors in the area if you desire.
- SAFELY take pictures of the damage. The more the better. We will work to get your insurance company on-site as soon as possible. In the meantime, photos are the best solution.
- If possible, SAFELY secure your property. IF you cannot do this yourself, wait on the Contractor.
- Use your Five Senses
- Do you smell gas? Leave the area and contact the gas company. Do not attempt to turn on any lights, generators and thermostats.
- Do you see disoriented wild or domestic animals? Stay away and watch out for animals displaced by the water, such as mice, rats and snakes.
- Do you see downed power lines or frayed wires? Stay away and wait for the electric company and/or your contractor.
- Do you hear strange sounds such as creaks in your building, gas or water leaking, injured animals or people?
- Use portable gas-powered electric generators only outside on a dry, level and well-ventilated area.
**Your Property policies do not cover floods. Flooding can happen anywhere at any time, so make sure you have a flood policy in place. Typically, there is a 30-day waiting period from date of purchase before your flood policy goes into effect. Contact us if you are interested in a flood quote.**
Here are a few pointers to reduce your exposure to damage and expedite your claim.
- Be prepared.
Have your policy and contact information organized and with you before the storm hits. Gas up your vehicles, charge your cell phones and protect your property. Make sure you include critical documents and electronic data.
- Be specific.
Is there interior water damage, an impact to your ongoing operations or the potential for additional damage?
- Be proactive.
Do temporary repairs to reduce ongoing or additional damage.
- Be sure to document.
Take pictures and keep receipts.
- Be safe.
Most importantly, take care of your family, pets and staff.
Gather Vital Insurance Information
Including policy numbers, insurance carrier, and the name and number of your TriSure Representative. Please call our office at 919-469-2473 or 800-277-7702 if we can help you gather this information.