PCI Offers Winter Tips as Winter Weather Heads South
Tallahassee, Fla. — With the dangerous combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain in the forecast for parts of the Southeast, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) warns now is the time to get prepared.
“A dangerous combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain is on the horizon for the Southeast,” said Nancy Egan, PCI’s regional manager. “Weather like this can cause auto accidents, and property damage, and leave thousands without power. Driving in these treacherous conditions can be tricky, so if you do venture out, make sure your vehicle has a winter storm kit in case you have an accident or get stuck and have to wait for help.”
A winter storm kit should include a windshield scraper and small broom; flashlight with extra batteries; road salt, sand or cat litter for traction; booster cables; emergency flares and reflectors; snack food; blankets and a first aid kit.
“As we begin the new year and face severe winter weather, this is good time to contact your insurance company or agent and review your policy,” said Egan. “Talk with your insurer about how your coverage works and if you experience damage, insurers are ready to work with you to minimize the inconveniences and help make the claims process go as smoothly as possible.”
If in an auto accident, it is important to take the following steps:
Important Tips for Homeowners:
More information is available at PCI’s website:
Winter Weather Headquarters: http://bit.ly/PCIWinterHQ
Winter Weather Quiz: http://bit.ly/WinterWxQuiz
Winter Weather Reality Check Infographic: http://bit.ly/2hSFUps
Old Man Winter Infographic: http://bit.ly/2hSSQf8
Video Winter Weather Driving Blues: https://youtu.be/Rb-z8q1M-tI
Video Winter Weather Blues: https://youtu.be/384nVIDzxiY