GlobalPro President Daniel Odess is featured on Straight Talk with SRHL Storm Season Preparedness

This week Daniel Odess, President of GlobalPro Recovery, was featured on Siegried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars, and Sobel‘s weekly radio show to discuss storm season preparedness. Below are a list of topics and information that was shared with the listening audience. To listen to this show, click here.


With the summer storm season here, now is the time to prepare for the worst: a hurricane, tornado, flood, hailstorm, lightning strike or fire.

Advance planning is essential both for protecting your property and for collecting from your insurer in the event of a loss. Here are eight tips to help you prepare for the next storm:

  1. Check your emergency supplies: flashlights, water bottles, portable generator, etc. Look at the dates on your battery packages and replace any that have expired.
  2. Make copies of key documents, including your property and casualty (P&C). Store those documents in two waterproof bags – one at your home and another at a different location.
  3. Inventory your personal possessions. Make a list of valuable items, and take photographs or videos as well. Find those old receipts or recent appraisals for jewelry, antiques or artwork and store those with your insurance policies. This is a fast and easy form of backup documentation that can be very helpful when filing a claim.
  4. Back up your data on home computers or tablets using another hard drive, thumbdrive or other portable device. Alternatively, you can use a cloud service provider so you can retrieve your online information from any location.
  5. Have a contingency plan in place if your residence is heavily damaged or destroyed. Know where you and your family would stay and where you might work if you currently run a business from your home.
  6. If your property has been damaged and repaired in the past, find those construction-related documents and put them with your policies. After all, you don’t want your insurer to deny a claim by saying your home or condominium building had pre-existing damage.
  7. Identify several contractors you could contact if your home is damaged in a storm. It’s much better to have a contractor you can trust when you need to repair your property.
  8. Finally, include a public adjuster in your post-storm emergency contact list. Unlike your insurance agent or “independent” adjuster, a public adjuster is a licensed professional who represents your interests and can help you file your claim so you don’t make an expensive mistake, and make sure you get a fair and equitable settlement.

GlobalPro’s Preferred Client

If a fire, theft, flood, hurricane or other disaster struck your premises, would you be able to recover the financial loss? Do you understand your insurance coverage and how to file a claim? Can you be certain that you will be fully compensated for all your losses?

If any of your answers are no, then you need GlobalPro Recovery – your partner in managing those risks.

GlobalPro Recovery helps high-net-worth individuals, business owners, property managers and community associations prepare for the worst in order to maximize the financial recovery after a loss.

We invite you to join our Preferred Client Services program – a concierge-like service that complements your current risk management programs in helping to safeguard your high-value personal, business and association assets.

How it Works

We know that preparation is the key to recovery in regards to personal, business or association assets – such as jewelry, fine art, antiques, business records and commercial or residential properties. Therefore, our full-service approach includes:

  1. Pre-loss planning
  2. Review of current insurance policies (property and casualty, business interruption, etc.)
  3. Documenting the value of assets, through appraisals, receipts, photos, videos and other material
  4. Education about the insurance claim process.
  5. Support and advice before, during and after a crisis
  6. Filing well-documented insurance claims in according with policy requirements
  7. Managing the claims process
  8. Coordinating property reconstruction

Delivering Key Benefits

Our Preferred Client Services program offers you the following benefits:

  1. Peace of mind from having our professional team manage your insurance-related risks
  2. Front- of-the-line concierge service in a disaster
  3. Strong and effective advocacy for your rights as policyholder
  4. No time-consuming hassles with filing insurance claims
  5. Maximizing your financial recovery

Today, you need an experienced team of insurance professionals who are on your side. We invite you to contact us today.

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