Insurers offer precautionary measures to prepare your property ahead of heavy rains
AUSTIN, Texas- With heavy rain expected to accompany the tropical system approaching the Texas and Louisiana coasts, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) encourages residents in the area to listen to emergency officials and take precautionary actions.
“Preparing your home, business, or vehicle before severe weather hits is extremely critical and can help expedite the recovery and rebuild process,” said Joe Woods, PCI’s vice president of state government relations.
Here are the four most important steps residents should take to prepare for flooding and other dangerous conditions:
“Should your property have any damages due to weather events, take photos and videos of the damage, and don’t forget to save your receipts. Your insurer will help you with the claims process,” added Woods.
Severe Weather Checklist
Prepare your Property
In the Event Flooding Occurs:
Recovering from flooding is always a challenging task but there are resources available to help consumers. The Federal Emergency Management Agency can be contacted at 800-621-3362 or www.fema.gov and consumers who have flood insurance policies through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) can contact either their flood insurance agent or the NFIP itself at (888) 379-9531 or www.floodsmart.gov.
The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) member company Toll-Free Policyholder Claim Phone Numbers.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can be contacted at 800-621-3362 or www.fema.gov
PCI’s 2018 Hurricane Video: http://bit.ly/2018PCIHurricaneVideo
Online Magazine: http://bit.ly/HurricanePrep2018
2018 Insurance Checklist: http://bit.ly/InsuranceChecklist18
2018 Hurricane Fact Sheet: http://bit.ly/HurricaneFacts18
2018 Insurance Claim Tips: http://bit.ly/InsuranceClaimTips
Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value: http://bit.ly/replacementvscashvalue