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As hurricane Florence approaches, follow these tips to keep your family safe

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall on the East Coast by Friday morning. While you prepare to evacuate or shelter in place, here are some helpful safety tips from your temporary housing source. 


If you are advised or ordered to evacuate

·         Follow all directions and orders from local officials and leave immediately when instructed to do so.

·         Bring emergency supplies, including: a first aid kit, medicine, food, water, formula and diapers, toiletries, cell phones, radios, and batteries.

·         Take extra cash and copies of important papers such as insurance policies.

·         Pack blankets, sleeping bags, books, and games.

·         Unplug appliances, turn off utilities such as electricity and the main water valve.

·         Lock the windows and doors of your home.

·         Don't forget about your pets! Pack their food, beds, a toy and any meds. 


If you are not told to evacuate

·         STAY AT HOME! Leave the roads available for those who must evacuate. If you absolutely must leave your home, NEVER drive through floodwaters. Turn around, don't drown.

·         Clean your bathtub with bleach and fill it with water for washing and flushing (not drinking).

·         Set your refrigerator to maximum cold and keep it closed.

·         Turn off your utilities if told to do so by local officials.


During the storm

·         Go to an interior room and stay away from windows and doors, even though they're covered.

·         During very strong winds, lie under something sturdy.

·         Do not go outside, including during passage of the eye of the hurricane.



CRS is tracking and preparing for Hurricane Florence. Our Catastrophe team is ready to assist both insurance adjusters and policyholders with immediate emergency hotel and housing assistance.

  • We are fully staffed 24/7/365 for immediate assistance.
  • Timely deployment of CRS employees on-site to support adjusters and policyholders.
  • Priority booking with major hotel chains for needs of adjusters and policyholders.
  • Competitive pricing on homes, condos, townhomes, apartments, mobile homes and travel trailers.
  • Capability to provide temporary office trailers for carriers.
  • One point of contact for adjusters and policyholders to minimize confusion.
  • Internal weather tracking so we know where the storm is heading.  

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Prepare for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

June is the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. From June 1 through November 30 there are 11 - 17 named storms, 5 - 9 of those forecasted to become hurricanes; with 2 - 4 possible major hurricanes. The 2016 hurricane season was the most active since 2012, with 15 named storms, including 7 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes.
2017 atlantic hurricane season

via NOAA

  NOAA will update this outlook in August, prior to peak hurricane season. It's important to know that it can only take one to impact and disrupt lives. Get ready now with simple steps to leave you in the best position to handle this hurricane season. The best way to do this is to know your evacuation route in advance, communicate meeting spots both locally and regionally with your family &  prepare or update your emergency or disaster kit.
Elderly people, especially those with medical issues and limited mobility, can be especially vulnerable should a natural or manmade disaster strike. Go the extra mile and assist those in your community that may need help or require extra guidance.

Download or print our helpful emergency preparedness plan below:

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Get started/refresh your existing plan with necessary items for your disaster kit.

  Tropical Storm Arlene, was a rare pre-season storm that formed over the eastern Atlantic in April. Below is the list of named storms for the 2017 hurricane season.  
2017 atlantic hurricane names

via NOAA

  Visit NOAA for more info.  
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