"Residents along the East Coast should not be complacent about this storm. While the Weather Service says this is not another Sandy, it could significantly damage homes and businesses in coastal communities. There is still time for people in the storm's path to take last-minute actions to reduce potential damage," said Julie Rochman, president and CEO, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). "Residents should be mindful that this storm could still produce heavy rains and higher winds, however, so people should be extremely careful when doing anything outdoors," she cautioned.
IBHS' Last-Minute Checklist for Hurricane Preparedness provides quick steps home and business owners can take to secure their outside surroundings, as well as their windows and doors. In addition, there are several actions residents can take now to reduce potential water damage from this storm.
Additional hurricane preparedness information is available at DisasterSafety.org/hurricane.
About The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)
IBHS' mission is to conduct objective, scientific research to identify and promote effective actions that strengthen homes, businesses and communities against natural disasters and other causes of loss.
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SOURCE Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)