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I.I.I. Offers Disaster Planning Tips to Homeowners Who Still Need to Prepare
NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Don't be lulled into complacency by an uneventful first three months-the busiest time of the Atlantic hurricane season is just getting underway, according to the Insurance Information Institute, (I.I.I.).
Indeed, only last year, when it looked like the season was wrapping up, Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast October 28-31, causing 72 deaths and $18.75 billion in insured property losses in 15 states and the District of Columbia, not including National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) losses, according to the Property Claim Services (PCS) unit of ISO. Sandy was the third costliest hurricane in U.S. history, topped only by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Sandy was not the latest hurricane to form during the season, which ends on November 30-Hurricane Kate struck November 20-21, 1985 in the Florida Panhandle, causing $77.6 million in insured losses (about $165.6 million in 2012 dollars).
In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center continues to forecast an active or extremely active season this year, so it remains important to be prepared for severe weather.
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To prepare for a disaster, the I.I.I. suggests the following steps:
The I.I.I.'s free mobile apps can help you create a disaster plan, learn about selecting the right insurance for your needs and budget, and create and maintain a home inventory. Learn more about our suite of apps here.
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