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First Hurricane of 2014 Season Hits the North Carolina Coast

While Hurricane Arthur didn’t cause massive amounts of destruction, flooding and winds exceeding 100 mph have left some residents and businesses along North Carolina’s coast with clean-up work to do and repairs to make.

Arthur is the first hurricane to hit the Carolina coast this early in the season and first Category 2 storm to make U.S. landfall since Hurricane Ike in 2008. It highlights that we have a long time before the 2014 hurricane season is over. PCI wants to remind residents along the coast that it only takes one storm to cause massive amounts of damage which is why now is the time to get prepared if you haven’t already.

It’s also a good idea to make sure you have an emergency plan in place, know your evacuation route, and have your insurer or agent’s phone numbers on hand.

Have a conversation with your insurer or agent to make sure you’re adequately covered and consider purchasing flood insurance. Remember it takes 30 days for flood insurance to become effective.

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PCI Resources

It Only Takes One: What is Storm Surge?

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Quick Steps for Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery

It Only Takes One: Protect Your Families and Home

It Only Takes One: Fortify Your Home

Hurricane Include Your Pet Infographic

Hurricane Preparedness Infographic

Insurance Tips for Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Contractor Fraud Tips

PCI Member Company Toll-Free Policyholder Claim Phone Numbers

PCI Public Policy Solutions for Catastrophe Insurance

Other Resources

National Hurricane Center (Check the current weather patterns here.)

National Flood Insurance Program

Weather Ready Nation: Hurricanes

Red Cross – Preparing for Hurricanes

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

Gulf State Insurance Information Center

Storm Safety

Steps Before and After a Storm

The 7 Ways to Safety

A Do It Yourself (DIY) Wind Inspection

Three Ways in Three Days

A Guide to Insurance Coverage

Blowing Away the Myths