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Don’t Let a Hurricane Dampen Your Plans

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No one invites a hurricane; sometimes it just shows up.

From fundraisers to weddings, summer is prime time for event plans. Unfortunately, it is also peak hurricane season in the Northeast.

While all you can do is hope for sunny days as you look ahead and start planning for the future, there are several steps you can take to protect your property and special events on the chance that a storm comes knocking at your door.

Protect Your Property With Homeowners Insurance

Review Your Homeowners Policy

Talk to your insurance agent about important elements like your hurricane deductible, which is how much you’ll pay before your insurance company pays your claim. A hurricane deductible is generally a percentage of the insured value of your home, with higher deductibles in areas prone to hurricanes.

Understand What’s Not Covered

According to the National Flood Insurance Program, 90% of natural disasters in the U.S. involve flooding. However, flooding is typically not covered by a standard homeowners policy. If you are concerned about floods, you may want to consider purchasing a separate flood insurance policy; depending on where you live, it may be required.

Create a Home Inventory

Create a video or list of your belongings and put it with any receipts to prove their value; save it with other important financial documents and emergency supplies that you’ll grab if you must evacuate. This will speed up the claims process.

Ready Your Home

When a storm is on the way, tie down outdoor furniture and remove weak branches. Consider long-term solutions like installing storm shutters and hurricane-proof doors.

Learn more about AAA home insurance. 

Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Learn how to prevent damage to your home, how to stay safe during a storm, when to evacuate and more.

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Protect Your Events With Event Insurance

Say “I Do” to Wedding Insurance

In the worst-case scenario that severe weather forces you to cancel or postpone, you will be covered. It will also save you from financial losses if your DJ doesn’t show up or someone gets hurt. “You plan for everything to go right, but the last thing you need is out-of-pocket expenses if something goes wrong,” said Steven Holland, commercial insurance manager for AAA Northeast.

While you are thinking about coverage for your big day, don’t forget to insure your wedding and engagement rings. Learn how AAA can help you protect your jewelry.

Be the Host With the Most (Coverage)

As host of any social or sporting event, convention or fundraiser, you are responsible for expenses and liabilities. Don’t risk it.

Learn more about special event insurance through AAA. 

Download our free hurricane preparedness guide


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