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Hurricane Season in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way people go about their daily lives. With hurricane season on the horizon and forecasts predicting an above-average season, it’s likely going to be much different.

A Sun-Sentinel article presents a few scenarios that may occur as a result of the coronavirus. For example, power outages may take longer. FPL is already expecting that it will take longer to bring in external help to assist with repairs which could mean going without power for longer.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is also urging Floridians to prepare supplies earlier than usual, especially as certain basic household necessities remain scarce. This means finding cleaning supplies when and while you can as well as extra hand sanitizer.

Under the national flood insurance system, FEMA extended the grace period on premiums from 30 days to 120 days, but home or business owners making a claim would still be required to pay the premium.

Should a property sustain damage, the insurance adjuster will not have to see you in person. FEMA has launched a mobile app allowing insurance providers to offer estimates virtually, a system previously used to support homeowners in remote areas of the United States.

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