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Hurricane Season is Here: Are you Prepared?

June 1, 2019

Hurricane season begins on June 1st and runs until November 30th with the peak period between August and October. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season will be near-normal.  Although predictions for hurricane season vary each year, preparation and planning are essential to minimizing your exposure to risk when considering the impact of a catastrophic event.


How to Prepare


If you live in Coastal Virginia


Obtain Flood Insurance

Did you know?

  • Homeowners insurance alone does not cover flooding.
  • It takes 30 days for most flood insurance policies to become effective.
  • FEMA does not provide comprehensive disaster funding to repair homes that flooded but didn’t have insurance.
  • The National Flood Insurance Program aims to reduce the impact of flooding by providing affordable insurance to property owners and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations.


How to Report a Claim

We hope that you will never need to, but in the event you should have to report a claim, the best method is to contact your insurance carrier directly.  It is helpful to have your policy number available when reporting a claim.  Prompt claims reporting is critical.  If you need assistance contacting your insurance carrier to report a claim, please call us at (757) 965-8900 or email


How Core Assurance Can Help

We offer a full portfolio of risk management products and services to protect your home and business from flood and hurricane damage.  Contact one of our Private Client or Business Insurance associates today to learn more.