Posted on 9/1/2018 12:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Recognized each September, National Preparedness Month serves to remind us to prepare ourselves and our families for disasters. As Floridians, we know the threat of a natural disaster or storm is always a possibility. Would you and your family know what to do in the event of a disaster? Consider these tips and make the most out of National Preparedness Month:
Establish and test emergency plans with your family.
Sign up for local and state emergency alerts.
Install or test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Stock up on emergency supplies.
Create a home inventory. Click here for some tips to inventory your belongings.
Review your insurance policy and contact your agent to make any necessary changes to your coverages.
Don’t forget about flood insurance. Hurricanes and storms bring heavy rains which could cause flooding. Purchase flood insurance to make sure you are covered.
Posted on 6/1/2017 3:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
You’ve just heard word a hurricane is approaching and your first instinct is to head to the store to fill up the pantry. Remember, you should plan for the worst possible outcome; purchase food items which do not require a refrigerator, microwave, stove or oven, as electricity may not be available for a few days should you lose power. Here are the best foods to stockpile in the case of an emergency:
Bottled water is a must-have item during a hurricane. You can also purchase Gatorade or Powerade, which are great sources of electrolytes and carbohydrates and can help rehydrate. Powdered milk is a great substitution for fresh milk if you have no power to your refrigerator.
Children can get very cranky, especially when all their resources are cut off, such as the TV and radio. Stock up on items like fruit, peanut butter, nuts, trail mix, granola and power bars to keep their moods and spirits alive.
Even though you have access to food, not eating nor ...