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June 6, 2024
Wilcox Family Insurance Company

Active Hurricane Season – 2024

Guess what? 2024 is forecasted to be quite the spectacle with an especially active hurricane season on the horizon. Mother Nature sure knows how to keep us on our toes! Let’s make sure you, your family, and your home are prepared for the whirlwind that could be heading our way.

As hurricane season approaches, it’s time to batten down the hatches and make sure your homeowners insurance is ready to weather any storm! You know what they say: better safe than in a boat floating down Main Street. Here are some coverages you might want to consider adding to your policy to sleep easier while the wind howls outside:

Regular homeowners insurance doesn’t cover floods, and as we’ve seen, hurricanes bring a lot of ‘liquid sunshine.’ Adding flood insurance can keep you high and dry financially, even if your living room starts to resemble a swimming pool.

Let’s face it, when hurricanes strike, they don’t mess around. Windstorm coverage will protect you from damages caused by those strong, gusty winds eager to turn your patio furniture into projectiles.

If your home becomes temporarily uninhabitable, ALE coverage can help cover hotel stays, meals, and other expenses. Trust me, no one wants to camp in their own backyard while construction crews rebuild their roof.

Rebuilding costs can skyrocket after a natural disaster. Extended replacement cost coverage ensures you have enough to rebuild, even if costs go way up.

Your home isn’t just walls and a roof; it’s all your stuff too. Make sure your policy adequately covers your belongings, from your wardrobe to your beloved collection of vintage garden gnomes.

It’s always better to find out now what’s covered and what’s not before Mother Nature throws a tantrum. If you have any questions or need assistance making these updates, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’ve got you covered!

Here are a few steps to remember if a storm is headed our way in order to have you and your family best prepared to weather through it:

1. Storm Proof Your Castle: This means reinforcing doors, windows, and roofs. Think of it as putting your house on a strict diet of spinach and protein shakes to bulk it up against the storm’s muscle.

2. Assemble Your Hurricane Survival Kit: Non-perishable food, water, first aid supplies, batteries, flashlights, and of course, your sanity (that one’s hard to stock up on, but we try).

3. Have an Evacuation Plan: Know your escape routes! Car packed with essentials, fuel tank full, and playlists ready for a dramatic exit. Don’t forget to include a stop for snacks – stress-eating is a real thing.

4. Stay Informed: Weather apps are your best friend, and local authorities are the reliable sidekicks. Stay plugged into the latest updates to avoid any surprises.

5. Don’t Forget Fido: Our furry family members need a plan too. Whether it’s packing extra food or identifying pet-friendly shelters, let’s keep our pets safe and sound.

Now, let’s face it – hurricanes are serious business, but a little humor can make the preparation a tad bit easier. We hope you find these tips useful and a bit entertaining; here’s to hoping we all stay safe and sound this hurricane season!

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