"Our primary concern is for the safety of our fellow residents in the path of Hurricane Hermine. We have hundreds of employees with their own families in the state and nearly 300,000 customers living in
The first step is to find a hurricane preparedness app, download it and become familiar with its features.
In addition, take the following steps now:
- Keep you phone's car charger handy and your cell phone at full power
- Shutter all windows and doors and deadbolt all exterior doors
- Bring all loose items inside, particularly heavy items
- Have at hand: a week's supply of any prescription medications and copies of the prescriptions; basic first aid supplies; water; non-perishable food (enough to last several days); a manual can opener; protective clothing; sunscreen; battery- powered radio; batteries; flashlights; and sealed plastic containers for small valuables
- Use your phone or camera to create a video or photo inventory of valuable possessions in case of damage or theft
- Make sure gutters are clean to help prevent roof damage and interior leaks
- Follow local government agencies and news stations to get the latest news, warnings, and advice specific to your area
- Learn your evacuation routes and locations of nearby shelters
- Pack an emergency travel bag with: clothing; eyeglasses; toiletries; blankets; sunscreen; car phone charger; extra set of keys for home and car; cash in small bills; important documents, including your homeowner's insurance policy; medications as well as copies of the prescriptions. If you have time to pack, bring along any portable heirlooms or irreplaceable items
In the event of an evacuation, establish a specific meeting location in case you lose contact, or are separated from a family member.
To access additional, valuable pre- and post-storm resources, including helpful apps and tips for dealing with a power outage, visit SecurityFirstFlorida.com.
In the event that the storm causes property damage,
- SecurityFirstFlorida.com/customers: Online Customer Portal, My Security First
- Security First Mobile: free app for Android and iPhone devices providing timely mobile claims submission, evacuation routes, active shelter locations, and links to helpful resources, among other features
- 877-581-4862: 24-hour Call Center and Claims Hotline
Security First Insurancepolicyholders who purchased a flood policy through the company's partnership with Wright can report a flood claim by calling Wright Floodat (800) 725-9472
Follow the company on Twitter @SecurityFirstFL, or access the company's Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/InsuringFloridaHomes), web site, or call center.
"All of our resources are ready and our communication lines are open," said Kruck. "
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