From June through November every year, the insurance companies pay out money while contractors such as roofers, drywall hangers, carpet installers and virtually every other sub-contractor rake it in. This is the time of year when coastal homeowners leave the weather channel on 24/7 and start restocking their hurricane survival supplies.

Those homeowners who have been through the havoc caused by a hurricane or tropical storm have learned to get the storm shutters out of the garage and cover the windows. They know that even when you get a sufficient warning, storms can be unpredictable and you don’t want to be caught without the needed supplies and a running generator. You only need to go to Home Depot or Lowes once right before a Hurricane to see the mayhem that engulfs the store and how quickly the shelves are emptied and the plywood is gone.

There are other preparations that should have been made well in advance. Inventory of household belongings should be upgraded; important papers should be filed in waterproof containers or better yet scanned and stored on a cloud drive. Lawn furniture and decorations should be stowed in the garage so they don’t become missiles during the storm. This is certainly not a good time to pay your insurance bill late! Fill the cars with gas and have some extra for the generator. Remember cash? That green stuff we never carry anymore? You’ll need to have some cash available just in case. And don’t forget the batteries. You may be without lights for quite a while. And last but not least, this is a good time to stock up on any meds that you can’t live without. If you use any type of medical device that requires electricity, make sure you have a small generator or other type of power unit so that you can keep it running for at least a week.

For the rookies out there that may have moved to the coast from the Midwest, a hurricane is a lot like a Midwestern tornado, only wetter. And the good thing is, you’ll know about it well in advance. Do not procrastinate getting ready or you may be left in a lurch you will never forget. Ask your neighbors and your co-workers for advice sense they’ve been there and done that.

Finally, have All Claims Solutions, (855) 305-CLAIMS (2524) on speed dial or stored in the cell phone. Even though all the major insurance companies will have CAT teams setup in advance, the early bird gets the worm when it comes to seeing an adjuster and hiring a contractor. For additional information about the storm season and insurance claims, contact your public adjusting firm today, go to https://allclaimssolutions.com/storm-damage/ All Claims Solutions, the right way to represent your interests!