In 2017 during Hurricane Irma, more than six million Florida residents evacuated before the Category 4 storm made landfall. Winds gusted to 142 mph near Naples, and 73 percent of the state lost electricity. It was the most expensive storm the state had ever seen with damages topping $50 billion.
In subsequent years, Florida was battered by Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Dorian. Now, with the 2020 hurricane season approaching, NOAA is predicting a season that’s worse than average. This is compounded by dealing with the upcoming hurricane season during the coronavirus pandemic.
Now is the time to get proactive about hurricane preparations. More than stocking up on bottled water and learning your evacuation route, you can take steps to protect your home. The average insurance claim for a hurricane can be $115,000, and the preparations you do now can help you minimize damage.
Learn the four ways to prepare your home for a hurricane from this amazing infographic.