October 7, 2019
Hurricane Season isn’t Over Yet; Don’t Wait to Purchase Homeowners Insurance
The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 20. As we have already witnessed this season, strong storms can prove to be great threats with water and wind damage resulting in costly repairs. Although the peak of hurricane season has passed, it’s risky to take a chance that another storm won’t impact the Gainesville area.
Homeowners insurance can protect and cover the cost of some of those losses. Purchasing homeowner’s insurance is incredibly important to the buying process, as closing on a home could be delayed without it. We can direct you to some of the leading experts in the community when it comes to insurance. We often refer people to our colleague Casey Hahn of Farm Bureau Insurance, who can provide insight into what would work best for you.
He, or other experts in the field, can provide you with the best information when it comes to insurance for homeowners, including mobile homes, renters and condo owners.
There are two important considerations in all of this. First, flooding from hurricanes is not covered under regular insurance. You must have a separate flood policy. And once there is a hurricane watch for your area, it is too late to purchase insurance.
So, with a little less than two months remaining in the hurricane season, talk to your insurance agent to make sure you are properly covered.