AUSTIN— With the dangerous combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain in the south, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) offers recovery tips.
“Weather like this can cause auto accidents and property damage, and leave thousands without power,” said Joe Woods, PCI’s vice president of state government relations. “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.
“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,” added Woods.
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