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AIA: Now Is the Time to Prepare for Hurricane Season

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.


The American Insurance Association (AIA) is the trade association for today’s leaders in the property-casualty insurance industry.  Our members work each day to protect the American Dream, whether that’s a house, car, business or otherwise.  Now more than 150 years old, AIA has an unparalleled record of advocating on state, federal and international issues for insurers and their customers.

Our membership is comprised of more than 320 companies, collectively writing more than $125 billion in premiums each year.

We have the experience of a veteran organization coupled with the innovative ideas that drive our industry forward. AIA is leading the insurance industry into the second half of the 21st Century… today.

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