Tallahassee, Fla.— As the Atlantic hurricane season enters its peak, coastal residents are being urged to take immediate steps to protect themselves and their property from severe weather. The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) offers these tips for residents and business owners to help them prepare before a storm hits.
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Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project (CSU) released its latest forecast this week, predicting a near-normal hurricane season with 12 more named storms, including six hurricanes (two major).
“Do not be caught off-guard by a ‘near-normal’ forecast. A near-normal hurricane season is still an extremely dangerous proposition. If we have learned anything from the past, it only takes one storm to cause devastating property destruction,” said Don Griffin, department vice president for policy, research and international at APCIA.
With the busiest part of the season just weeks away, APCIA urged resident and business owners to get ready.
Griffin continued, “The most challenging time to make an evacuation plan, review insurance policies and take inventory is when a storm is about to hit. Preparing now will make recovery a more seamless process.”
To schedule an interview with Don Griffin about what residents and business owners must do to better prepare for hurricane season, please email Jeffrey Brewer firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit: APCIA'S Hurricane HQ