The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1— November 30. Are you prepared? What are hurricanes, and how powerful can the be? Hurricanes, also known as cyclones, tropical depressions, and tropical storms, are rapidly rotating storm systems with low pressure centers and violent winds which produce thunderstorms with heavy rain. Coastal states are especially at risk to experience these passing storms.
Now that hurricane season has begun, what better time is there to create an Emergency Preparedness kit? Check out what the Red Cross recommends (http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready/get-a-kit, link this to the Red Cross text). Prepare the kit with the whole family so you can discuss specific emergency plans as a group. Also, be sure to download the app Hurricane by the American Red Cross in the App Store. This app allows you to monitor storms in your local area as well as the storm track, and notify friends and family of your safety status.
During a hurricane, stay inside and away from skylights, windows, and doors. If conditions are violent, stay on a lower level of the building or inside a closet. If the building starts flooding with water, be sure to turn off electricity at the main breaker. Remain calm and help calm others surrounding you.
After the hurricane has passed, the worst has happened. People see destruction, hearts sink and the world feels heavy. What to do now? Call a public adjuster. They will advise you with concrete steps to take so that your road to recovery will be as speedy as possible, and will ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to from your insurance company. M. Miller & Son is here to help you with over 50 years of experience.