Hurricane Florence has the potential to bring heavy rains and high winds to coastal and low lying areas in North Carolina and Virginia. Both states have declared a state of emergency, along with Maryland.
Stay up-to-date on Florence’s path and projections with the National Hurricane Center.
If you experience a loss covered by your policy and need to file a claim, please call us during business hours or locate your carrier’s phone number here.
Please remember to stay off the roads during heavy rains and follow these tips to reduce damage and stay safe during the storm:
- Secure all outdoor objects or move them inside. This includes garbage cans, lawn furniture, bikes, toys, hanging plants and lawn decorations. Do not store propane tanks inside your house or garage.
- Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries handy in case of loss of power. Avoid open flames, such as candles and kerosene lamps, as a source of light.
- Do not drive or walk through standing water. The average automobile can be swept off the road in 12 inches of moving water, and roads covered by water are prone to collapse. If you come upon a flooded street, take an alternate route.
Know the Difference:
A Hurricane Watch indicated the possibility of hurricane conditions within 36 hours.
A Hurricane Warning indicated that sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected in 24 hours or less.