GREAT BAY:— NAGICO Insurances has is advising their clients and the community at large to exercise caution and be prepared for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season which begins June 1st to November 30. This warning comes on the heels of an advisory issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), that this hurricane season, is expected to be the most active one in the past 5 years.
“We are urging everyone, our clients and the community on a whole to begin preparations for this hurricane season while the skies are now clear because all indications from the meteorological offices show that this 2016 hurricane season will be very active and above average,” Marketing Manager of NAGICO Insurances; Lisa Brown cautioned. “Once you reside in an area where hurricanes or storms are a threat, you should be prepared every hurricane season, regardless of how long it’s been since we have been affected or hit directly by a storm. Remember, it only takes one storm to turn any hurricane season into a disaster.”
The NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of at least 11 more named storms (we have already seen the development of Alex back in January), 8 of those storms becoming hurricanes and 3 of those hurricanes becoming major hurricanes – that is; a category 3, 4 or 5, with winds of 111 mph or greater.
“You have an opportunity now to actively take preparedness measures, if you have not already done so, because your actions or inactions now could mean the difference of life and death in the event of a major disaster,” she said.
She also noted that NAGICO Insurances has made it a priority to create awareness and to keep their clients updated on any weather changes during the season. “We are also urging our clients to check their policies to ensure that they are active and have sufficient coverage,” she said. “For more information or questions about your policies, do not hesitate to contact our local branch office or any of our agents or brokers island wide.”
Some easy preparedness actions include:
Make a kit. Your emergency supply kit should include such items as nonperishable food, water, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra flashlights and batteries. You also may want to prepare a portable kit and keep it in your car.
Source: St. Martin News Network
NAGICO Insurances advises community to be prepared for active Hurricane Season.