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Preparing for the Effects of a Hurricane


Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/19/2019 -- Florida managed to escape the damage of Hurricane Barry, but months remain before the end of hurricane season. Considering how unpredictable Mother Nature can be, homeowners should always be prepared beyond having canned goods, sufficient water, candles, and batteries in the event of a power failure.

NFC and debit card chip technology have spurred many to pass less with cash. However, if a hurricane knocks out power, it can take potentially weeks to restore the damage. Having cash available is imperative as an ATM will not be functional if there is no power.

Homeowners should always keep recent pictures of personal possessions, from televisions to computers, or expensive art they are. If the effects of a storm ruin these possessions, pictures may expedite the process of dealing with an insurance company to have the items replaced. With that in mind, vital documents such as the title of the home should remain in a container that can weather the elements such as water.

Roof leaks may occur during or after a storm, but the second floor can also prove to be useful should flooding occur. Consider moving any important items to the second floor to reduce the chances of them becoming damaged if flooding occurs.

For any questions about filing a storm-related insurance claim, please contact the law firm of Alonso Perez.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.

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