Firemanís Fund Insurance Company offers important steps to affected
residents to protect homes and families
Secure any parts of a fence that appear weakened or loose.
Trim trees and shrubbery away from structures and remove any weakened
sections of trees that might easily break off and fall onto structures.
Move lawn furniture, toys, potted plants, garden tools and other yard
objects inside; anchor heavier yard objects deep into the ground.
NOVATO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Firemanís Fundís Risk Services Team encourages homeowners to take action
to prepare and protect their property along the path of Hurricane Arthur.
The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season prompted a
hurricane warning for a wide swath of the North Carolina coast and had
officials, hotel owners and would-be vacationers as far north as New
England carefully watching forecasts.
ďArthur poses serious dangers to lives and property, it is important to
take action,Ē said Darren Colley, risk services hurricane specialist,
Firemanís Fund. ďThere are several important measures people can take to
make sure their homes and families are protected.Ē
FAMILY SAFETY - Review your evacuation plan and be sure to have
supplies including water, food, medications, and flashlights handy.
WINDOWS and DOORS
If you have shutters, closely monitor local weather conditions and
make sure you have enough time to deploy them before the storm is
expected to hit your area.
Check doors, windows, and walls for openings where water can get in;
use silicone caulk to seal any cracks, gaps, or holes Ė especially
around openings where cables and pipes enter the house.
WATER DAMAGE REDUCTION
Place all appliances that are on the ground floor, including stoves,
washers and dryers on masonry blocks or concrete.
Move furniture and electronic devices off the floor, particularly in
basements and first floor levels.
Roll up area rugs, and get them off the floor to reduce the chances
they will become wet and grow mold or mildew. This is particularly
important if the property will be left unattended for an extended
period of time and if long-term power outages are a possibility.
Put fresh batteries in sump pumps.
Shut off electrical service at the main breaker if the electrical system
and outlets could possibly be under water.
Report claims promptly to 1-888-FIREHAT (1-888-347-3428)
More info is located on Firemanís Fundís Risk Advisor website: http://disasteradvisor.ffido.com/content/hurricane-preparedness-your-home-family
About Firemanís Fund Insurance Company
in 1863, Firemanís Fund Insurance Company recently celebrated its 150th
anniversary as a premier property and casualty insurance company
providing personal and commercial insurance products backed by
industry-leading claims and risk management solutions. Firemanís Fund is
a leader in high net worth, entertainment, and green insurance. Since
2004, the company has donated more than $31 million in grants to local
fire departments across the U.S. as part of its commitment to safer
communities. Firemanís Fund is a member of the Allianz Group, one of the
worldís largest providers of property and casualty insurance, ranked
31st on Fortuneís
Global 500 list of the worldís largest corporations. For additional
information, visit www.firemansfund.com.
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Firemanís Fund Insurance Company
Janet Ruiz, 415-899-5381
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