Tag: coastal flooding

Hurricane Preparation During COVID-19

Hurricane Preparation and Coronavirus

This year Rhode Islanders were warned of one of the busiest hurricane and tropical storm seasons in recent history. Experts note that due to significant sea level rise and coastal development, tropical storms need not make a direct hit to wreak havoc on our region with storm surge and flooding. Now, during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, emergency planning presents additional challenges for everyone which makes it more important than ever to have a solid plan. Public health and emergency response professionals have advice to help you safely prepare, evacuate, and shelter for severe storms while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

How Hurricane Deductibles Work in Rhode Island

How Hurricane Deductibles Work

In Rhode Island, hurricane deductibles on homeowners policies may be no more than 5% of a home’s insured value. Some policies may offer a flat dollar deductible, but it may not exceed 5% of the insured value of the property.

6 Tips for Filing An Insurance Claim

6 Tips for Filing An Insurance Claim

Whether reporting damage to your property over the phone or through your mobile device, the Insurance Information Institute offers the following 6 tips on how to file an insurance claim.

Is Your Business Prepared to Survive a Disaster?

Make Your Business Hurricane-Resistant

It is very important to make a disaster survival plan for your business. FEMA reports that 40% of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25% fail within the following year. Small businesses are particularly at risk because they may have all of their operations in one location that is damaged or destroyed.

Make A Storm Evacuation Plan, Before You Need It!

Storm Evacuation Planning

Preparing an Effective Evacuation Plan ahead of time is crucial; this plan can help get you, your family and your pets on the road to safety.

Winter Thaw May Bring Spring Floods

Spring Thaw Flood

While many equate flooding with rainy conditions, winter weather and spring thaw can also lead to many flood risks. Just a few inches of water from a flood can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage

Protect Your Home From Water Damage

Protect Your Home From Water Damage

Generally speaking, water that comes from the top down, such as rainfall, is covered by a standard homeowners insurance policy, while water that comes from the bottom up, such as an overflowing river would be covered by a separate flood insurance policy.

5 Insurance Mistakes to Avoid… And Still Save Money

5 Insurance Mistakes to Avoid

Here are the five biggest auto, home, flood and renters insurance mistakes consumers can make, along with suggestions to avert those pitfalls while still saving money:

Ten Hurricane Preparation Tips

Ten Hurricane Preparation Tips

Ten Hurricane Preparation Tips: 1. Keep Blinds Closed, blinds and heavy drapes can add a little extra protection against flying glass. 2. Smaller Is Better, seek shelter in a small interior room, closet or…

Prepare for Hurricane Season

It’s time to review your hurricane coverage, you should have enough insurance to rebuild your home and replace all of its contents.

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