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Make the Most of National Preparedness Month

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.   Septemb ...

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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 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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National Prepare-A-Thon Day!!!

Keep your family and pets safe. Prepare for the unforeseen today.

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National Preparedness Month- Disasters and Financial Planning

September is National Preparedness Month. Be prepared for disasters by following these financial planning tips.

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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month.

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