ICT Urges Texans to Protect Property and Prepare As We Head Into The Peak of Hurricane Season
The Insurance Council of Texas leads insurance experts down the Texas coast for its 14th Annual Hurricane Tour. Severe storms, with the potential to cause extreme damage along the coast and across Texas, mean we need to take steps today to protect life and minimize property damage.
This year’s tour begins on the second anniversary of Hurricane Harvey that made landfall on August 25, 2017, causing massive wind damage along the coastal bend and catastrophic flooding throughout southeast Texas. Starting in Beaumont on August 25, where the heaviest rainfall in U.S. history was recorded and ending in Brownsville on August 29, the message to Texas residents is to be prepared.
ICT, together with representatives from the National Weather Service, Texas Department of Insurance, Institute for Business & Home Safety as well as independent and State Farm insurance agents, will provide advice to homeowners on insurance coverages, safety, home preparedness tips, hurricane forecasts and recent legislation.
While Texas insurance carriers write more than 55% of windstorm policies along the Texas coast, residents may also look to the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) as another option for coverage. Flood insurance, available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), will also be among the topics discussed.
Knowing today what your standard homeowners, renters and auto policy cover, as well as considering other ways to protect your property, will help you better prepare from tomorrow.
Protect yourself, protect those you love and plan now for a safer tomorrow.
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