TriSure Hurricane Preparedness Center

Your best defense against natural disasters is to be prepared and informed. By using the checklists and tips below, your family and your business will be better prepared if a hurricane strikes.

Prepare Your Business

Visit www.ready.gov for program management, planning, implementation, testing and exercises, and program improvement ideas.

Prepare at Home

Flooding

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.**