Hurricane Sandy’s 2nd Anniversary Serves as Reminder to be Prepared for Late Season Storms
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October 29 marks the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the third most destructive storm in American history, which impacted millions of American homeowners, businesses and neighborhoods all along the East Coast, from North Carolina to Maine, and even farther inland.
The property casualty insurance industry deployed an unprecedented amount of resources, worked around-the-clock, alongside consumers, first responders and government at all levels to help those affected recover, rebuild and return to normalcy as soon as possible. While the rebuilding continues, insurers pumped more than $18 billion into affected communities and continue to be partners in the recovery. As with each major catastrophic event, there are important lessons to be learned and PCI has issued a new video
and an interactive guide
highlighting how consumers, policymakers and insurers can work together to prepare for late season hurricanes.
PCI urges residents living in hurricane prone areas to stay informed as we go through the remainder of hurricane season. In addition to preparing your property, having an emergency kit, it’s also just as important to contact your insurance agent to make sure you have the right amount of coverage. PCI wants to remind residents along the coast that it only takes one storm to cause massive amounts of damage.
You may want to consider purchasing flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. Heavy rains and storm surge can cause extensive flood damage in coastal and inland areas. Keep in mind there’s typically a 30-day waiting period between the date of purchase and when flood coverage takes effect.
Follow us on twitter @PCIAA and share important tips during the rest of the 2014 hurricane season using #itonlytakesone.
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