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AIA: Now Is the Time to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Contact: Benjamin Tomchik
(202) 828-7129

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 1, 2017  With the 2017 hurricane season beginning today, the American Insurance Association (AIA) is urging people to take precautions now to protect their home and other valuables. 

“Last year, we had the most active hurricane season since 2012,” said Jim Whittle, AIA’s Associate General Counsel and Chief Claims Counsel.  “We urge people in hurricane-prone areas to prepare for tomorrow’s storm, today.”

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting 11 to 17 named storms, of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes between June 1 and November 30.  To help policyholders get ready for hurricane season, AIA has issued “4 Tips to Protect Your Property.”

This infographic provides homeowners with simple ways they can protect their homes and other valuables in the event of a storm. These include:

1.    Preparing a disaster plan.

2.    Maintaining an up-to-date home/business inventory.

3.    Considering purchasing flood insurance.

4.    Reviewing home, vehicle and/or business insurance coverage to make sure they are right for the season.


Celebrating its 150th year in 2016, The American Insurance Association (AIA) is the leading property-casualty insurance trade organization, representing approximately 320 insurers that write more than $125 billion in premiums each year. AIA member companies offer all types of property - casualty insurance, including personal and commercial auto insurance, commercial property and liability coverage, specialty, workers' compensation, homeowners' insurance, medical malpractice coverage, and product liability insurance.

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