Hurricane Ian began slamming the southwest Florida coast Wednesday morning, bringing high winds, dangerous storm surge, and tornadoes across the state. Approaching with Category 5 strength, the storm is expected to make landfall Wednesday afternoon anywhere between Port Charlotte and Sarasota.
Significant and possibly devastating impacts could extend far from the center of the storm, causing the entire Florida Peninsula to be under a hurricane or tropical storm warning.
While you may have already prepared for the storm, the key question you may be wondering is what to do after the storm. Here’s what you need to know:
- Stay out of floodwater
- Don’t use any wet electrical devices. Make sure it’s checked by an electrician first.
- If your power is out, use flashlights instead of candles.
- Never use portable gasoline or coal-burning equipment inside your home.
- Stay away from damaged buildings and power lines.
- Protect yourself from animals, pets and insects.
- Drink safe water and eat safe food.
- Take care of any injuries using a first aid kit to prevent infection.
- Take pictures and videos of your property.
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
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But before you do, you want to make sure you have these 3 items ready to go.
And lastly, there are certain items that may or may not be covered after a storm, that’s why it’s important to have a property insurance claim professional on your side.
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