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How to Prepare for a Hurricane:

Due to the seriousness of Hurricane Irma, and the potential impact it could have on South Florida, Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC, would like to make sure that you are well prepared.

The first step in preparation, is to gather the necessary information. Pay attention to your local media or National Weather Service offices for the latest watches and warnings. Finding out what type of emergencies could occur can help you decide how you should respond.

After learning the seriousness of the hurricane, you should develop plans for whether you will leave your home if you are ordered to evacuate, or whether you will remain at your home. If you decide to ride the storm out at home, then you must have a basic disaster supply kit. This supply kit should include: bottled water, non-perishable food, a battery-powered radio, extra batteries, flashlight, a first aid kit, cell phone with extra chargers/backup battery, and local maps. You should have at least a five-day supply of these applicable items.

We also recommend you assemble one or more examples of photo identification, a copy of your homeowner's and (if applicable) flood insurance policies, and copies of one or more recent utility bills reflecting your name and street address. In the event your neighborhood is affected by the storm; local law enforcement officials sometimes will restrict access to an area and only allow residents within an establish perimeter. These items will allow you to prove you should be allowed such access.

It is imperative as you develop your plan to review your insurance policies to make sure it will cover the costs of rebuilding, if there are damages to your home. Irrespective of the type and amount of insurance that you have you should secure and seal your roof, windows, and doors for the possibility of wind and water damage. Clear your lawn by storing your grill, lawn furniture and other items inside or secure them to the ground.

If you and your family need/decide to evacuate, allow enough time to pack, fill up your gas tank, inform friends and family of your intended travel route/plan, and follow instructions issued by local officials. When returning home after the hurricane, wait until an area is declared safe before coming back.

If you have any questions regarding insurance or flood claims, do not hesitate to call us (239) 791-7950 or visit our website www.floridalegalrights.com.

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