Remembering Hurricane Andrew and Your Florida Insurance

This August will mark the twentieth anniversary of hurricane Andrew’s devastating landfall in South Florida back in 1992. Hurricane Andrew was the second largest hurricane to hit the United States. It caused a lot of damage, claimed over twenty lives, and left thousands homeless. Because hurricane Andrew picked up strength and quickly advanced to a category five, Floridians were thrown off and unprepared for such a storm. Though this hurricane caused us to reevaluate our weather prediction abilities and building codes, there is always a chance we will be unpleasantly surprised once more.

As the first of the 1992 hurricane season, hurricane Andrew opened many peoples’ eyes to the power and threat of such storms. With the official beginning of hurricane season less than two weeks away, it is wise to remember hurricane Andrew and take extra precautions to keep you and your family safe this hurricane season when it comes to hurricane preparedness.

By stocking up on food, water, batteries, by boarding up your windows, and by purchasing a weather radio are all ways to prepare for hurricane season. Another way to prepare is to make sure you are covered through your great Florida insurance policies. Call your insurance agent today to make sure all of your possessions are accurately covered before it is too late. Whether or not you are currently insured with us, we will be more than willing to help you out and to get the best insurance policy that will fit your personal needs and provide you with peace of mind during this hurricane season.

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