August 27, 2011 - Satellite view of Hurricane Irene after it made landfall in Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Irene's outer bands are extended into New England.

The Ultimate Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

Download printer-friendly checklist here.

Hurricanes are unwelcome guests anywhere, but it’s crucial to prepare for the worst before a storm is threatening your region. Early preparedness is the best way to get peace of mind and avoid major headaches following a storm – not to mention keeping you, your family, and your property safe and secure during a hurricane.

The most important rule of hurricane preparedness is to heed and follow all warnings and official directives from local government officials. Review our printable hurricane preparedness checklist to know what else you and your family should do when a tropical system is headed to your region, during the storm itself, and in the aftermath of a hurricane.

What to Do Before A Hurricane Hits

packing an emergency kit

hurricane preparation for your car

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What to Do During a Hurricane

Hurricane illustration

What to Do After a Hurricane Impacts Your Home or Region

taking photo of hurricane damage

Has your car or property been damaged by a recent hurricane? You can start an insurance claim online here, or call 1-800-841-3000.

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