Hurricane Ian is approaching the southwest coast of Florida as a category 3 hurricane and is expected to cause life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic flooding and hurricane-force gusts, according to forecasters.
Evacuation orders are available at FloridaDisaster.org. If you are in an evacuation zone, now is the time to go. Do not wait! Please protect yourself and your family first. You can find emergency accommodations and shelter status options at Florida’s emergency management website.
If you are evacuating, you need to pack quickly. Plan to grab these items:
- Prescription medications
- Diapers, formula & child needs
- Extra clothes
- Water and snacks
- Pillows and blankets
- Personal hygiene supplies
- Phone and charger
- Insurance documents
If you have time and if you are safe, there are steps you can take to protect your home and property from damage or theft. You can secure patio furniture and other loose items, use sandbags to prevent flood water from entering your home, and shield your doors and windows with shutters or plywood. Plan to keep all your valuables and important documents in one easy to grab box or portable safe.
Report Claims to GeoVera
If your home was damaged by Hurricane Ian, GeoVera is here to help. Contact us immediately and we will guide you through the process. You can report your claim here on our website or call 800-631-6478 to speak with an expert claims professional who will assess your damage and respond quickly to meet your needs.