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Take the Guess Work out of Prep Work: Always Be Ready for a Hurricane

Tropical storms can quickly intensify to hurricane status. With adequate preparation, AAA Insurance can help you keep a level head in the midst of encroaching severe weather. Thinking ahead and solidifying a plan of action for you & your family is crucial for staying safe, whether you live on the coast or further inland. 

 

Stock a disaster supply kit with first aid supplies, water, and batteries. Make sure you also have enough pantry supplies and gas in your car. According to Ready.gov, a basic disaster kit should include a gallon of water per person for at least three days, a three-day supply of food, a battery-powered radio, a flashlight, a first-aid kit, a whistle, dust masks, moist towelettes, a wrench, maps, a can opener, and cell phone chargers.

 

Protect your car. Since your vehicle is one of your biggest investments, make sure you safeguard it during hurricane season as well. Make sure you know what is covered in your vehicle's automobile insurance policy in case of storm damage. If a storm is in the forecast, make sure your car is gassed up and parked in a garage if possible, or at least next to a building to protect it from high winds. Should you have to drive your car through a downpour, avoid cruise control and never drive through standing water. If your vehicle glass is damaged during a storm, our partnership with Safelite can get you repaired & back on the road quickly and easily. 

 

Consider your travel plans. Hurricane season in the Carolinas is a valid consideration when making travel plans. If you are planning your trip during this season, make sure to purchase travel insurance in advance. If you are flexible, it is a great time to purchase your cruise tickets while the prices are significantly lower. Cruise lines like Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises have situation rooms with state-of-the-art equipment to monitor weather and make itinerary changes as necessary. With satellite monitoring, it’s highly unlikely that your cruise would ever be in jeopardy, but if you were planning on a particular destination, it might change. You will also need to consider flights at this time. Weather could disrupt flight schedules as well as make it difficult for you to travel to and from the airport. That is why it is paramount that you purchase travel insurance when planning your trip. Travel insurance purchased before a storm has been spotted can cover delays and trip cancelation. Schedule a time to meet with your AAA insurance provider to discuss these options. Our experts will navigate you through the entire process.

Make sure you and your family know what to do in the event of a hurricane and are prepared in the case of a storm in your area. Insurance coverage from AAA can protect you on vacation and at home so that you have peace of mind. Call us at 1-866-315-1252, or visit your local AAA Insurance Agent to find out more. 

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