Tips for Staying Safe During Hurricane Season

It has been a long time since Cape Cod was affected by a hurricane. This is a gentle reminder that hurricane season is here and we need to be ready.

A hurricane can be not only damaging, but potentially deadly. Your home could be damaged or destroyed by many of the hazards that come with this type of storm.

For example:

Trees can topple and bring with them power lines

Debris that is caught up in the winds can not only break windows and doors, but then those openings allow high winds and rain into the home

A coastal surge can flood basements and lower levels of the home.

In many cases your home is your most valuable asset. The costs that come from damage from a hurricane as well as the disruption to your life can be huge.

Being prepared is your best defense against a hurricane.Fair Insurancehas been in business on Cape Cod since 1987. They were serving Cape Cod during Hurricane Bob and saw the damage first hand. Here are their tips on being prepared for a hurricane.

Have an emergency plan

Have emergency numbers available in your smart phone as well as important contact information

Know how and when to turn off water, gas and electricity

Choose a friend in another state as your family’s point of contact for everyone to call if the family gets separated

Build a kit

Store these items in a back pack or duffle bag. Keep documents in a waterproof bag

  • Battery powered radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Cell phone charges
  • First aid kit
  • Prescriptions
  • Cash
  • Copies of key papers including home insurance documents, birth/marriage certificates, and any financial documents, social security card

If a storm threatens:

  • Move outdoor deck, pool and patio furniture inside
  • Trim dead or weak branches from trees
  • Fully charge portable devices
  • Have your KIT nearby and accessible
  • Fill your cars gas tanks
  • Stock nonperishable food and fill containers with drinking water

STAY SAFE!

The Fair Insurance Agency in Centerville has served the Cape since 1987. Kathy Silvahas served as the President of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women and President of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents.

The agency prides itself on the service they provide to their clients.They make it a point to get to know their clients so they can respond to their insurance needs and be sure they are protecting their assets.

Always striving to maintain the highest degree of professionalism, the staff at Fair Insurance is continually updating and learning, so that they can be on top of changes taking place in the industry and provide guidance to our clients.Quite simply, The Fair Insurance Agency is a name you can trust.

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