Hurricane Beryl, the first named hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, is a reminder for Floridians to financially prepare now before a storm threatens the state. Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis encourages Floridians to get prepared financially, know their insurance coverage, and research what kinds of coverages they may need.
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “Although the first named hurricane of the season may not impact our state, Floridians should be reminded to prepare and protect finances. This weekend, snap photos or videos of your belongings and financial records, and put copies of insurance policies, including your insurance agent’s contact information, into a secure plastic bag.
“Your home is one of your largest investments, but without the right insurance coverage, it could become a major loss. Hurricane Irma insured losses climbed to more than $9.7 billion. When tropical storm and hurricane warnings are issued throughout Florida, no new insurance policies can be written so it’s important to review your coverage and determine where you could be vulnerable before a storm approaches.”
Insurance coverages you may need: