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You have been reading about hurricane season for weeks and hearing about it on the news daily. But are you ready? We can never be fully ready for the impact of a hurricane but we can take several steps to ensure that we are as safe and protected as possible. If you have not seen our previous blog on how to keep your pets safe when a hurricane hits, you can check it out here.

Have you made a hurricane survival kit? You can always buy one to save the time of doing it yourself. There are benefits to making your own though. This gives you the ability to customize it exactly to your household and family needs. I Got Dropped put together a great hurricane survival checklist that will make this process easier.

Tampa.gov has made it easy for you to find your evacuation zone and nearby shelters if you are not able to remain at your place of residence. There are also several steps you can take to ensure you properly dispose of any food that could have gone bad in the event of a power outage. The USDA recommends that if extreme weather is expected to lower your freezer temperature to 0 degrees Fahrenheit and your refrigerator temperature to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

One of the most overlooked but highly important preparations for hurricane season is checking your insurance policies. There have been several changes to flood insurance this past year and you may have too much or not enough coverage. Our agents are standing by to help you with any questions you may have about your coverage. Call us today! 813.876.4166