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From monthly archives: September 2016

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National Preparedness Month: National PrepareAthon! Day

Throughout the month of September, families were encouraged to take actionable steps to prepare for natural disasters and emergencies during National Preparedness Month. However, today, September 30th is National PrepareAthon! Day. If you have not yet planned for disasters and emergencies, now is the time. Protect your family and home by participating in America's PrepareAthon activities including: Accessing Alerts and Warnings: Check out the Be Smart. Know Your Alerts and Warnings handout, including material on receiving information on important weather conditions and other emergencies. Update or Assemble Your Emergency Supplies: For a list of important items you should have in your emergency supply kit, visit the tips and tools section of our website. Insure and Document Your Property: Speak with your agent to ensure your home and valuables are properly insured. As a Florida Peninsula policyholder, you can rest assured we will have you covered if catastrophe strikes. Also, we highly recommend developi ...

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National Preparation Month: Preparing for a Flood

According to The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Flooding, defined by FEMA as an "overflowing of water onto normally dry land" can occur anywhere and at any time. Being prepared for a flood can minimize damage, speed up the recovery process, and keep you and your family safe.  Protect your family and home by following these flood preparation tips:  Stay Informed: The National Weather Service (NWS), along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), issue flood alerts and warnings when weather conditions are more likely to produce floods.  Protect Your Property: Securing your possessions before a flood strikes can significantly reduce damages and expenses afterwards. Make sure your valuables and important documents are in sealed, waterproof containers. Elevate all furniture and electrical equipment within the risk of major damage.  Be Ready: Create and implemen ...

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National Preparedness Month: Establish a Family Emergency Communication Plan

September is National Preparedness Month, serving as a reminder for us all to take action now, and throughout the year to prepare for various emergencies which could affect us at any time. "Don't Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today" is the theme of this years' National Preparedness Month. As Floridians, we realize the threat of a storm or natural disaster is not a matter of if, but when. As such, it is essential to the safety of you and your family to create an emergency communication and evacuation plan.  Preparing your family for an emergency can be, and is, as simple as a conversation at the dinner table. Get started with FEMA's three steps for creating a family emergency and evacuation plan:  1. Create a paper copy of every family members' contact information along with information for important people and offices, such as doctors, schools, medical facilities, and close family friends. Also, establish a Disaster Preparedness Plan; this plan should include escape routes from every room in ...

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