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Another "Active” Hurricane Season - Are you Prepared?
PCI urges property owners to be ready

As we near the peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic it is important to stay vigilant because there is increased potential for strong tropical storms and major hurricanes. According to NOAA, from mid-August through mid-October, 96 percent of the major (category 3, 4 and 5) hurricanes have occurred. While there have only been five tropical storms this season, forecasters still predict a 45 percent chance of an above average season.

PCI urges property owners who live along the East and Gulf Coasts to remain vigilant and to have a plan in place. If you haven’t already taken precautions now is the time to act. PCI encourages homeowners, businesses owners and renters to talk with their insurance agent or company to do a comprehensive review of their insurance policies and make sure they understand their coverage. A key step includes purchasing flood insurance, which is not included in standard homeowners policies. It is also important for all residents to assemble and store a weatherproof emergency preparedness kit including a radio, flashlight, batteries, bottled water and basic first-aid supplies.

PCI has a wide range of resources available to help homeowners and business prepare for the remaining months of hurricane season.

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