The 2020 hurricane season is forecast to be one of the most active on record, and as such, Sagicor is encouraging its clients and the general public to use the downtime created by COVID-19 lockdowns and curfews to adequately prepare their property.
“The official start of the season is just a few weeks away and with individuals across the region still mostly confined to their homes due to ongoing restrictions on movement and public interaction, now is the perfect time for households to check around their property for any vulnerabilities,” said Keston Howell, President & CEO of Sagicor General Insurance Inc.
He explained that while the securing of adequate property insurance was critical, property owners should also put measures in place to limit the amount of damage that could be potentially caused by a passing tropical wave, storm, hurricane or flood.
“Checking roofs, windows, doors and the walls of your property for and repairing any cracks or weak areas is the best course of action,” he stated.
“If indeed your home is damaged by a storm, we will be there to provide the financial and emotional support you need to get things back in order. However, by reducing the potential for damage through repairing or reinforcing key areas, any discomfort to you and your family can be significantly minimised.”