2017 Hurricane Outlook for Crestview, FL Homeowners

2017 Hurricane Outlook for Crestview, FL Homeowners

May 23, 2017

Preparing for the 2017 Hurricane Season

The 2017 Hurricane Season is just around the corner and is predicted to be “Average.” According to most forecast models we are predicting 12 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes this season.

Some of the named storms we will see this season will include:

  • Arlene
  • Bret
  • Cindy
  • Don
  • Emily
  • Franklin
  • Gert
  • Harvey
  • Irene
  • Jose
  • Katia
  • Lee
  • Maria
  • Nate
  • Ophelia
  • Philippe
  • Rina
  • Sean
  • Tammy
  • Vince
  • Whitney

Hopefully most of us will be spared from a major storm but each one that makes landfall affects thousands of lives. This can be a very stressful time of year for Crestview Homeowners here on the Gulf Coast as well as our neighbors on the Atlantic Coast.

Remove the Hurricane Season Stress

The best way to reduce the stress that accompanies Hurricane Season is to make sure you are well prepared before the season starts. It is very important to make sure you have at least two weeks of clean water, canned food, and emergency medical supplies on hand in case of a major storm. Flashlights, Batteries, Storm Shutters, and Generators top this list as well. Along with these essential items it is also important to make sure that your home insurance is active and providing the proper coverage for your home.

Home Insurance Protection

House insurance is extremely important. However, most of us tend to glance at it, make sure the price has not risen greatly, and make the renewal payment. This is not the preferred practice. It is very important to review your home insurance coverage every year (Or at least every other year) to make sure there are no coverage gaps. You also want to make sure you are taking advantage of any discounts or special offers that your house insurance provider has to offer. Many of our home insurance companies here at Barbee Jackson Insurance have discounts for clients that live in newer structures. Those new structures are built to much more stringent building codes that most older homes. This results in a much better premium for home owners that live in newer houses.

Many of these discounts are directly proportional to the types of hurricane preventative features that are built into your home. Call us today at 1-850-389-2001 for a full insurance review. We have knowledgeable agents here that know exactly what you need when it comes to home insurance. Our agents are able to review your home information as well as your current coverage and make recommendations, that can not only reduce your costs, but also strengthen your coverage.

No one looks forward to hurricane season. However, with a little preparation you can sleep easy knowing that your home insurance is ready to respond if it is needed. Call today for a full homeowner insurance review.