Hurricane Dorian tracking toward Florida. Are you Ready?
August 29, 2019 - Tallahassee
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is urging policyholders and other Florida residents to protect themselves and their families against Hurricane Dorian, a potentially major hurricane that threatens much of the state.
Citizens is ramping up its own preparation to respond to claims and is ready to assist customers should Dorian make landfall over the Labor Day weekend.
“As Dorian approaches, our policyholders and all Florida residents need to take action to protect themselves and their families,” said Barry Gilway, Citizens President, CEO and Executive Director. “Be sure to follow instructions of local emergency management agencies. Citizens is preparing all of its internal and external resources to help you recover.”
To help our policyholders stay abreast of developments, the Citizens website features a Storm Tracker feed, which delivers real-time National Hurricane Center updates directly to your desktop and mobile device. Citizens also offers storm preparation and response information through Facebook and Twitter at @citizens_fla.
Citizens has also partnered with the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) to bring the latest news about catastrophic weather impacting your area. FPREN updates can be heard on local public radio stations and by downloading their free Florida Storms app.
While keeping in touch with local emergency preparations, policyholders should:
- Verify that Citizens has up-to-date contact and mortgage company information. You can review your information on record with Citizens through myPolicy (myPolicy) or by contacting your Citizens agent.
- Ensure that all key property and family information (insurance policies, health records, financial records, pet records, identification details, home inventory, etc.) are stored in a safe, waterproof and easy to access location.
- Pack a disaster supply kit, learn your evacuation route and develop a family communication plan that includes emergency contact information. Don’t forget to create a plan for your pets! Not all emergency shelters allow pets.
In 2002, the Florida Legislature created Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens), a
not-for-profit alternative insurer, whose public purpose is to provide insurance to, and serve the needs of, property owners who cannot find coverage in the private insurance market.