Without the right types of insurance coverage, you may be set up for financial ruin in the event of a natural disaster. Disasters often strike without warning and can have a huge effect on your finances.
Studies show that "6 in 10 Americans believe it is likely they’ll be personally impacted by a natural disaster in the next 3 to 5 years and yet only 15 percent have created a disaster plan to protect their finances". Furthermore, "66% of Americans don't feel fully prepared for natural disasters, and 45% don't know if their insurance covers related claims"
D911 insurance experts recommend the following types of insurance to help protect you during a natural disaster:
Homeowner's insurance: Homeowner's insurance covers damages to your home caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and earthquakes. It typically includes coverage for damage to your home's structure and your personal property inside.
Flood insurance: Flood insurance is a separate policy that provides coverage for damages caused by flooding, which is not typically covered under a standard homeowner's insurance policy. This type of insurance can be especially important if you live in an area that is prone to flooding.
Windstorm insurance: Windstorm insurance provides coverage for damages caused by high winds, which can be a common occurrence during hurricanes and other severe weather events. In some cases, windstorm insurance may be included as part of a homeowner's insurance policy, but it is important to check the specific terms of your policy to make sure you have adequate coverage.
Business interruption insurance: If you own a business, business interruption insurance can help protect you in the event that your business is unable to operate due to a natural disaster. This type of insurance can provide coverage for lost income, as well as expenses related to relocating or repairing your business.
Automobile insurance: Automobile insurance can provide coverage for damages to your vehicle caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. It may also include coverage for other types of damage, such as theft or vandalism.
Life Insurance: Natural disasters can be unpredictable, and the emotional toll of a disaster can be overwhelming. Having life insurance in place can provide you with peace of mind knowing that your loved ones will be taken care of financially if something were to happen to you.
It's important to note that the specific types of insurance that are best for you may depend on where you live and the risks you face. It's always a good idea to speak with an insurance professional to make sure you have the right coverage in place to protect you and your assets during a natural disaster.
You can access insurance professionals through the D911 App.