"The key is to select staging locations that are safe for our catastrophe team members to ride out a storm, positioning us to respond quickly to our customers and areas with damage," said
As the National Catastrophe Team prepares,
- Take an inventory of your property and possessions. It's as easy as using your smart phone and an inventory app like Digital Locker.
- Develop an evacuation plan that includes identification of safe areas, escape routes, meeting locations and a place for pets.
- Prepare an emergency kit, including a three-day supply of water, non-perishable food, a flashlight, radio, batteries and a first-aid kit.
- Remove any diseased and damaged limbs from trees to keep them from blowing around during a storm and causing property or automobile damage.
- Purchase materials such as plywood that can be used to reinforce windows, doors and garage doors.
Policyholders may have multiple insurance policies (car, boat, home, wind or flood) with a variety of insurance carriers, so it is also important to gather all insurance information just in case they have to report a claim.
For more information on preparing for catastrophes like Hurricane Matthew, please visit our website at www.allstate.com/catastrophe.
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