Hurricane season has begun, and Virginians are being urged to prepare in case the next big storm hits us this year.
The season began June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. According to a press release from the office of Gov. Glenn Youngkin, residents should take the time now to review insurance policies, secure property, and create a plan that includes arrangements for pets or people who need extra assistance.
Action people should take include determining their evacuation zone by visiting KnowYourZoneVA.org, completing a family communication plan to determine how to assemble and communicate with family and loved ones by visiting ready.gov/plan-form, and making an emergency kit along the lines of the one suggested at ready.gov/kit.
The release warns that not all storm-related losses, such as flooding, are covered under traditional insurance policies, and that it typically takes 30 days for a flood insurance policy to become effective. Homeowners should make sure their policies ...
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