8/23/2011: As Hurricane Irene approaches, we do not know yet how
powerful the Hurricane force winds or storm will be. However the storm will most likely affect our
area in one form or other. So, I wanted
to share some helpful information with you.
First, If you cannot reach us on Monday (due to any power or
communication system failure), please contact your insurance carrier directly.
Should you sustain a loss, as soon as possible, you should call the phone
number for the claims department
that is listed on your policy and or your monthly statements. If you live near the shore or do not have
storm resistant windows, you may want to board up the windows, if
practical. If not practical, you can
tape up vulnerable windows with clear packing tape in a criss-cross manner like
an "X". This may help improve
the integrity of the window glass.
should be parked as far away from trees or poles to protect them from a
compromised tree, or tree limbs.
is a checklist of items to stock and other ideas:
Store enough food (canned foods preferably) and water to
last each member of your family for at least a week. Water is especially important in case city
water becomes contaminated (as happens occasionally during severe weather).
Charge your cell phone to max capacity in case
you lose phone service.
Fill up your car's gas tank, in case you need to
evacuate or for general emergency needs.
Seal the bottom portion of doors to prevent
water from entering (use water proof sealants rubber or foam. Even towels and
rags work as well).
Remove valuables from direct exposure to
windows, in case a window is compromised.
Purchase enough batteries to power your
flashlight, and portable radio in case of loss of power.
Purchase Candles, again in case of power loss.
Below is a checklist for your convenience……
Supply & Preparedness Kit Checklist:
Three to Seven day minimum supply of
Seven day (3 day minimum) supply of water (one
gallon per person per day)
1 each - Non-Electric can opener.
radio (with extra batteries)
Flashlight (one flashlight per person - with
Essential sanitation and hygiene items.
Matches in a waterproof container.
A whistle, or other type of alarm sounding
Blankets, sleeping bag, cold weather wear (where
Clothing (some articles should be waterproof)
Copies of important identification documents
(i.e. SSN card, Birth Certificate, passport, bank account/credit card numbers,
driver’s license, etc.)
Spare eyeglass/contact lens and supplies.
cooking stove (with ample supplies of canned fuel for heat or cooking).
children and infants.
Pet Care items.
Sufficient Cash for emergency use.
Cell phone and Charger.
Hope the above is helpful.
Wishing the best for you and your loved ones!
Frontier Insurance Agency
8005 Kennedy Boulevard
North Bergen, NJ 07047