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Tracking the Storm
Watches and Warnings
Make a Plan
10 Steps to Preparedness
Hurricane Kit Shopping Guide
Pet Survival Kit
Special Needs Shelter
Updates and Alerts
Residents At Risk
Preparedness Audio Messages
Vulnerable Population Registry
What to Bring to a Shelter
Apartments and Condos
Automobiles and Trucks
Debris and Trash Removal
Electronics and Appliances
Emergency Calls 9-1-1
Gas Service (Utilities)
Home Damage Assessment Program
Motels and Hotels
Refrigerators and Freezers
Special Needs Residents
Make sure you have a
This includes an
accurate inventory of your home and personal belongings
It is also helpful to have photographs or video as well as receipts of your personal property stored in a safe location, too. That may mean a set placed in a safe deposit box or with friends or relatives in another area.
Safeguard your records!
Obtain and periodically review your insurance coverages.
Homeowner, renter and windstorm insurances do not cover flooding. The
National Flood Insurance Program
is administered by the Federal government, and policies are sold through insurance agents. Consider flood insurance even if you live in an area not susceptible to flooding. Poor drainage systems, rapid accumulation of rainfall, and broken water mains can all result in flooding.
It is important to see a licensed professional to ensure you have the correct amount and type of coverage.
For a list of insurance agents and other helpful information, please see the
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, governmental entity established by the Florida Legislature to provide insurance to Florida policyholders who are unable to find coverage in the private market.
The Florida Legislature also created the
Florida Market Assistance Plan
to help consumers obtain property and casualty coverage from authorized insurers in the private market.
More general inquires may also be answered by the
Florida Insurance Council
, a trade association of the insurance community, or by the
Insurance Information Institute
a national organization to help consumers better understand insurance.
Keep a set of copies at home. Take it with you if you are going to evacuate.
Updated June 2017