The Morning Blend


Hurricane Season 2019

Posted at 9:21 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 09:21:28-04

Year after year, many people are stunned at how tropical storms and hurricanes can upend their lives for months, and sometimes even years. Even in the U.S.’s most vulnerable coastal states, residents and businesses underestimate their risk, have insufficient insurance coverage, and operate without an evacuation plan.

In 2018, extensive property damage was caused by Hurricanes Michael (Alabama, Florida, and Georgia) and Florence (the Carolinas) while 2017’s Hurricanes Harvey (Texas, Louisiana) and Irma (Florida) remain vivid memories for those who were impacted by them, too.

The I.I.I.’s insurance and meteorological experts can walk your audience through the steps they need to take to protect their home, business and possessions with the right types—and amounts—of insurance. Do they need flood coverage? If so, how do they purchase these policies? Will FEMA pay for the uninsured property damages they incur? What do the current hurricane season forecasts say?