Keeping Pets Safe When Dealing With Disaster

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Keeping Pets Safe When Dealing With Disaster

For many Floridians, pets are an integral part of the family. When a disaster strikes, it’s important to make sure that all the members of your family are safe—including pets. The scary thing is that many times the well-being of your pet depends on your preparedness and the quality of your emergency plan.

To put you at ease and help you be prepared for anything, we’ve prepared some tips for keeping your pet safe in the face of disaster.

Emergency Supply Kit

Every home should have an emergency supply kit just in case the unthinkable happens. Pet owners need to remember that along with supplies for their family, they need supplies for their pets too. Here’s what should be in every pet emergency kit:

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Preparedness Tips for a Disaster

Disasters can strike without warning, but you can give your family the tools it needs to adapt to changing situations and stay safe. Although you probably cannot cover every contingency, having a plan in place when an emergency situation occurs will help your family know what to do and where to go. Your plan should include an evacuation shelter, communication directions, and a supply kit.

An Evacuation and Shelter Location

Your family should know how to exit the house in case of a fire or other disaster. Each person will need to know alternate routes out of any room. Once outside and safe, you should also have a place to meet, such as a neighbor’s house or corner store so you don’t waste time looking for everyone. You may also wa[..]Read More

Let the Professionals Save Your Home and Give You Peace of Mind

Dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster or catastrophic event can be devastating. Not only do you have to figure out what is salvageable, you also have to figure out how to start over again. Even though it's natural for you to feel upset, now is not the time for you to let your emotions get the best of you. If you feel lost and unsure of what to do next, it may be time for you to hire an insurance restoration company in Florida.

Choose an Insurance Restoration Company That Has Experience

You need to choose a company that specializes in the type of damage your home has encountered. This will ensure that your home and possessions receive the care they deserve. By choosing a company that specia[..]Read More

How to Determine If Your Disaster is an Act of God

We’re all familiar with the phrase, “fire, flood, or act of God,” as a way of describing natural disasters.  It can be difficult to determine what actually constitutes an “act of God” for legal and insurance purposes.  Here’s a quick guide to help you determine whether or not your disaster may be considered an “act of God.”

What is an “Act of God?”

In layman’s terms, an “act of God” is usually understood to be a natural event—something humans have no fault in or control over.  Legally, an “act of God” is a term for a natural disaster that causes extensive damage and in which no human is at fault. Living in Florida, we're all too familiar with “acts of God” because of the many hurricanes and torn[..]Read More

Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan

The Florida disaster recovery experts at FLA-CAT understand that a good disaster recovery plan is just like an insurance policy. It contains a process of steps and procedures that business owners and homeowners can take to get back on their feet after facing a disaster of some kind.

What to Plan For

Generally, there are three types of disasters to plan for:

  • Man-Made Disasters: Man-made disasters usually include technological hazards and sociological disasters.

  • Natural Disasters: Natural disasters include things like hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and wildfires.

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Scientists Fear “Hurricane Amnesia” in Florida Residents

There is an old saying – “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” This applies to several areas of life, however Florida residents may be forgetting that it also applies to the weather; specifically, hurricane season. Hurricanes are more than just seasonal storms – they can be devastating, sometimes fatal weather events. Despite this, scientists have noticed a disturbing trend among Florida residents in terms of their hurricane preparation – or lack thereof.

2013 brought with it another relatively quiet hurricane season, marking the 8th year since a hurricane higher than a category 2 made landfall in the United States. While this news is great for home and business owners, scientists are wary that this extended dry spell will result in a case of “h[..]Read More

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