While homeowners cannot control Mother Nature, there are always ways to survive the unexpected. By following the tips above, homeowners will be prepared for the worst case scenario and may reduce the risk of property damage.
New Britain, Connecticut (PRWEB) August 21, 2012
Connecticut insurance agency, Jones, Raphael & Oulundsen, Inc., provides tips for homeowners in CT to survive even the worst summer storms. Over the past few weeks, powerful thunder, lightning and wind storms have caused damages to homes in a number of areas. With a spike in home insurance claims being filed, the agency has decided to bring awareness to the severity of summer storms.
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), homeowners suffered an average loss of $31,762 due to fire and lightning damages from 2006-2010. As for wind and hail storms, there was an average loss of $6,476. With such alarming numbers, it is important for residents in Connecticut to be prepared for these storms to avoid the worst case scenario.
Here are a few tips for homeowners to consider:
- Take in all outdoor furniture and lawn items so they do not become flying objects that can cause severe damage
- Plan an emergency evacuation route
- Put together an emergency kit (first aid, batteries, flashlight, water, food, etc.)
- Trim bushes and cut dead branches off of trees surrounding house
- When there is lightning, turn off all electronics and unplug appliances
The bottom line: While homeowners cannot control Mother Nature, there are always ways to survive the unexpected. By following the tips above, homeowners will be prepared for the worst case scenario and may reduce the risk of property damage. Connecticut residents should not forget about home insurance, either. With the proper coverage in place, most damages that occur during a storm will be covered. The agents at Jones, Raphael & Oulundsen Inc. are dedicated to providing CT with the proper protection, no matter how rough the storm may be.
About Jones, Raphael & Oulundsen:
Jones, Raphael & Oulundsen, Inc has been servicing the insurance needs of the Central Connecticut area for more than 101 years. As an independent agent, they work with select insurance companies that have proven their performance over the years. For 6 consecutive years, Jones, Raphael & Oulundsen, Inc has been recognized by Reagan Consulting and the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA) as one of the top performing agencies in the country. They are also one of only four insurance agencies in the state of Connecticut to receive the “Best Practices” award for excellence based upon the extensive collection of information and analysis performed by Reagan Consulting.