The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season is here… which means now is the time to prepare. While many living along the coast are familiar with storm preparation, there are many who may not be.
The number of people moving to coastal areas is increasing every day. Many have not been through a hurricane—much less prepared for one.
Whether you are new to the coast or a long-time resident, PCI encourages all homeowners to use calm periods to become better prepared.
One of the first things you’ll want to do as part of your disaster planning is make sure you conduct a home inventory by documenting what’s inside your home.
It only takes a few minutes and you can easily use your smart phone to take a video of your belongings. Then simply store the video and list in your email. You can also ask your insurance agent or company if they have tools and apps to create a home inventory.
Having a record of your belongings means you won’t have to rely on your memory to determine what you lost. It will also help your insurer get the claims process going quickly.
That’s why it’s so important to take a home inventory today.
This little tip along with having a disaster preparedness plan will help to ease what can be an already very stressful situation.