Hurricane Irma:

News, Tips, Info

In the wake of Irma we are open during normal business hours, and ready to help you!

In the wake of Irma we are open during normal business hours, and ready to help you! Reach us by emailing your Lanier Upshaw contact or at info@lanierupshaw. Call us at 863- 686-2113 or stop by in person! For the employee benefits department call 863- 284-3153. Check out our Irma News & Info Page below.

Follow These Steps for Faster Storm Related Claim Reporting

Follow these steps to ensure a faster and easier storm related claim reporting process, in the event you need to file a claim:
1. Prior to the storm, locate your policy and get the policy number and the toll free claim reporting number.
2. Keep this information in a container that will resist moisture
3. Take inventory of your home or office by video or photos.

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Lessons from Hurricane Harvey – Major Storm Precautions

Plan ahead. Know the location of local shelters and how you’ll evacuate if you don’t have a working vehicle. If you have family members with special medical needs, ask local officials if there’s a registry so they can help in the event of power outages. Make sure you know how to shut off the electricity, gas and water in case you’re instructed to do so. Pick a place for family members to meet in case you become separate, and designate an out-of-town friend as the person everyone calls to report they’re safe.

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How to Choose the Right Hurricane Window Protection

People in hurricane zones will often board up their windows with plywood in the event of a severe storm warning. Some people think that they are saving money by choosing oriented-strand board (OSB) material to cover their windows, but it won’t withstand objects being thrown at 34 mph. Plywood that is 5/8” thick can protect windows in a hurricane, but is pretty heavy to carry to second floor windows.

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How to Prepare for the Florida Hurricane Season

We encourage you to put together an emergency preparedness kit. Your kit should help you get by without electricity for at least 72 hours. It’s simple and easy to assemble. Using a spare backpack, a duffel bag or a simple cardboard box, begin by packing it with these simple items.
- 6 liters bottled water per person
- First Aid Kit
- Prescription Medications
- Cash
- Swiss Army Knife
- Non Perishable Food
- and more (read full article by clicking below)

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