Leigh Insurance Agency of St Augustine Blog
It’s officially Hurricane Season in Florida as Tropical Storm Elsa is set to make landfall soon in the Tampa area, then moving north throughout the state. While the impact of the storm on the St. Augustine and Jacksonville areas is still largely unknown, residents can likely expect some heavy rain and wind moving into Wednesday.
Although we hope Elsa moves through without a trace, it’s always important to be prepared for any kind of serious weather situation! In the event of a storm...
Know your evacuation route –
We know it’s scary to think about leaving behind your home and belongings, but it’s essential to know your evacuation route and have a plan on where to go in the event of an emergency. In an evacuation, it’s always important to follow recommended safety precautions.
Keep a Hurricane Supply Kit –
If you’re forced to evacuate quickly, you want to make sure you have necessary supplies to last a few days in the event of an unforeseen circumstance! Non-perishable food and water is always a good idea, but you may also need items like blankets, pet care supplies, portable chargers and a change of clothes. Even if you aren’t evacuating, stores may sell out fast, so it’s smart to be prepared beforehand.
Check your insurance coverage BEFORE a storm
When hurricanes or tropical storms begin brewing, many insurance carriers issue binding restrictions. This means that new business is typically suspended, and many auto carriers won’t be able to add coverage for physical damage. It’s important to be sure you have the coverage you need prior to a storm to ensure you’ll be protected when it hits.
Your friends at Leigh Insurance Agency are dedicated to protecting you and your family, and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have about Hurricane Season as well as your insurance coverage – what’s covered and what’s not. While we are currently limited due to Elsa, we’d love to discuss options with you or provide you with a quote once carriers are up and running following the storm! Give us a call today at 904-826-0799, or stop by our office at 1797 Old Moultrie Road, Suite 111, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Stay safe out there!