GlobalPro Shares Tips for a Safe 2014 Hurricane Season

At the start of the 2014 hurricane season, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has forecasted a near-normal or below-normal season.

With the anticipated development of El Niño strengthening trade winds and increasing atmospheric pressure, cloud systems forming off of the African coast are expected to have a more difficult time intensifying. Florida’s lucky streak is set to continue on this summer, with little to no storm activity.

“Even with the high chances of a quiet summer, the prospect of 8 to 13 named storms means South Floridians should still fully prepare themselves for the complications a hurricane can bring,” said Dan Odess, President of GlobalPro Recovery. “Being proactive with the steps you take before the damage is done is the best way to prepare yourself.”

Here are some tips from GlobalPro to help you deal with your next hurricane.

  • Stock your home with emergency supplies like nonperishable food and water, prescription medications, and a first aid kit
  • Turn off the electricity if you see sparks or frayed wires until an electrician has inspected your system for safety
  • Turn off the main water valve if pipes are damaged
  • Check with local authorities before using any water; the water could be contaminated
  • Keep a copy of your insurance policy handy
  • Take photographs and videos of all damaged areas and document any lost items
  • Don’t make any repairs before consulting your public adjuster
  • Don’t use unlicensed and/or uninsured contractors to mitigate damages

Preparation is key in organizing a speedy and efficient recovery. While hurricanes may be the main disaster that strikes during the summertime, fires, water pipe breaks, constructions defects, and other causes of property damage can be just as devastating to a business, community association, and a home.

GlobalPro Recovery, Inc. is multidisciplinary professional firm that helps clients manage the risks to a financial recovery following a loss caused by wind, water, fire, theft or other calamity. They assist with pre-loss planning and documentation, crisis management, the adjustment of insurance claims and coordinating the reconstruction process. The family owned and operated international business has represented the interest of policyholders and has recovered more than $100,000,000 for their clients.

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