Experts: Make insurance-related preparations

Although the 2009 hurricane season got off to a slow start, it heated up significantly over the last few weeks with four named storms. Many home and business owners are now stocking up on supplies, but the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA) encourages Floridians to also make insurance-related preparations in the event a storm causes property damage.

“The time to prepare for a storm is now and requires not just protecting your property from damage, but identifying what you need to do if damage occurs,” said FAPIA President Lenny Bauman. “A few simple preemptive measures taken now can avoid a world of headaches later.”

Once basic supplies are secured and stored for the storm, the three critical components for pre-damage protection should include documenting insured property, carefully reviewing insurance policies, and identifying an experienced and qualified local public adjuster to contact in the event of a loss.

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