Hurricane season is coming. Normally, the Atlantic hurricane season runs roughly from June to November, and this year meteorologists have already clocked the first disturbance of note in the Gulf. So actually I guess it’s fair to say: hurricane season is already here.
The Zebra recently surveyed Americans on how they’re preparing for the increase in hurricanes and other climate-change related disasters, and 35% of respondents weren’t taking any steps to prepare for strong weather like hurricanes. Additionally, nearly half didn’t know if they had the right insurance — or enough insurance — in place.
If you’re reading this from the midwest, this likely doesn’t affect you. However, if you’re reading this from a home you own or rent within 200 miles of the East Coast or Gulf Coast, read on. This isn’t just about storm preparation (although if you’re interested in that, we’ve got you covered). In this article, we’re looking at hurricanes and your home insurance — what coverage you need and when you need it.