Hurricane season is here again!

With hurricane season comes not only rain but also storm preparedness. You’ll want to make sure your property is properly protected in case of a nasty storm. But what does being “prepared” look like? And what should you do if a storm hits and damages your property?

How to Prepare Your Home During Florida Hurricane Season

Preparing your home for a hurricane involves a little bit of effort, but it will definitely pay off in the end. Here are some things you should do to prepare your home for a storm:

  • Cover your windows and sliding glass doors. You’ll want to invest in storm shutters.
  • Make sure any openings to the outside are sealed off. This includes vents, electrical outlets, and wherever else cables travel through your walls.
  • Form an outside barrier with sandbags to prevent flooding.
  • Cut any branches that may damage your property.
  • Remove debris and decorations from your yard.

Have Supplies Ready

You’ll want to make sure you have all of the supplies you’ll need in case you are stuck in your house for an extended period of time, or you need to evacuate. These supplies include:

  • Water and Non-Perishable Food
  • An Emergency Kit
  • A Map
  • Child and Pet Supplies
  • Toiletries
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights and Radios
  • Gas
  • Cash (Should You Choose to Leave)

Also, fill any important medications in advance.

Your Insurance Coverage

Make sure your insurance is up-to-date before the hurricane season and go over your policy in detail. If your property has undergone any changes, you may need to change your policy to reflect this. You’ll also want to take photos and videos of your property, along with making an extensive list. This will help in case you need to file an insurance claim.

What If My Insurance Company Decides to Deny My Claim?

If the worst should happen and a storm hits that damages your property, you’ll want to file a claim as soon as possible. Be very thorough when filing your claim, and even consider hiring Colucci Law Group to help ensure the claim is filed properly.

If you file your claim properly and on time, your insurance provider owes you money. With that said, sometimes insurance providers will try and deny a claim in bad faith. If this happens to you, reach out to Colucci Law Group for support in fighting the bad faith claim denial.

Colucci Law Group consists of legal experts who provide clients with support to fight bad faith claim denials. We will provide you with an outstanding property insurance lawyer to represent you in a suit against your insurance provider. We are also able to file your claim for you and defend your rights, so you get the settlement that you deserve.

For more information about our property insurance legal services, reach out today. We’d be happy to help you to file your claim or represent you in a lawsuit against your insurance provider.

If you suspect that you are the victim of a bad-faith insurance claim denial, we can help. The Colucci Law Group has the resources to assess the validity of your claim at no cost to you. For a free consultation, email us or call our Dunedin office at 727-733-9438. You may also call our Fort Myers office at 239-378-7800. Our team assists victims of bad-faith insurance claims across the state of Florida.