As we enter hurricane season most Floridians are well aware of the damage that storms are able to inflict and have taken the steps to minimize a storm’s physical impact.
An often overlooked aspect to hurricane preparation is Financial Preparedness
This important aspect of hurricane preparation can make recovering from a storm more manageable for you and your family. Some tips we recommend to assist you in making your storm recovery more manageable include:
- Having cash on hand in case ATM’s are out of service.
- Having a credit card and keeping receipts in order to documents repair transactions.
- Make sure your bill payments are current in order to avoid potential late fees.
Be aware of Potential Scams
It is also important that following a storm you be aware of potential scams attempting to take advantage of storm victims. If you end up hiring a contractor or a public adjuster, we encourage that you make sure he or she is appropriately licensed. It is also very important to research contractors to ensure they carry adequate insurance coverage as well as keep logs of all telephone conversations and copies of all signed documents.