WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season began on June 1st and although the U.S. has not experienced a hurricane landfall this year, the most active period of the season is upon us.
With three major storms currently churning in the Atlantic (Florence, Helene and Isaac), Chubb offers the hurricane preparation tips below to help protect your family, property and possessions from their potentially damaging effects. Reporters should feel free to leverage these tips for related coverage, citing Chubb.
According to Chubb's 2018 Homeowners' Water Risk Survey, 50 percent of homeowners in the Northeast and 45 percent of homeowners in the South think the weather reporting is regularly or frequently exaggerated. If homeowners don't believe the weather report, they are unlikely to take the necessary home protection steps.
Additionally, this same survey found that 62 percent of homeowners in the Northeast and 68 percent in the South have not changed their home protection measures compared to 12 months ago. Clearly, homeowners have not learned their lessons from Irma, Harvey and Maria.
Chubb advises the best way to fight back is to be proactive. In addition to these tips, Chubb has experts available for interviews on what home and business owners need to know about their insurance policies before and after a major storm.
Chubb's Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Homeowners:
Chubb's Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Businesses:
In addition, after the storm makes landfall, and as soon as it's safe, Chubb will have adjusters on the ground, in impacted areas to assist its customers, and will be available for on-site interviews, as well as by phone to share first-hand observations, photos and discuss the insurance claims and recovery process.
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company, and the largest commercial insurer in the United States. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: www.chubb.com.