Ft Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 26, 2012
As Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy bears down on the northeast homeowners should prepare for the worst while hoping for the best. BenefitBill, Inc. has released 22 steps that homeowners can take to prepare for the storm. The most important of these actions is to collect the insurance policy and place it into a portable, water proof container in the event evacuation becomes necessary. Before the weather deteriorates take photographs of the house, both outside and inside to document your homes pre-loss condition. And, be sure to include the closets. With a widespread power outage gas becomes a problem, so it’s a good idea to fill up the car and get extra gas for the generator. Turn the refrigerator and freezer to their coldest level. If the power goes out, the food will last longer. The complete list is available on the BenefitBill, Inc home page.
BenefitBill, inc., also recommends a few lighthearted actions such as buying marshmallows. If the power goes out it’s a great opportunity to sit around the grill after the cleanup is completed for a different kind of family night out.
As with all hurricanes and storms there is the potential for widespread power outages. Be aware of downed power lines. Just because the power is off in the house or neighborhood, doesn’t mean the downed line is not charged. Also, be aware of tree limbs that have separate from the tree but have not fallen to the ground. They can come crashing down without warning: that’s why they are called widow makers. And lastly, if the power goes out turn off the power at the breaker. Sometimes when power is restored power surges occur which are troublesome to electronic devices. If the computer or TV is damaged by a power surge,there may be no insurance coverage to replace it.