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Be Prepared for a Hurricane NC

By August 17, 2023No Comments
Hurricane Season Ahead

Thank you to North Carolina Senator Todd Johnson for sharing this valuable information.  Senator Johnson’s office serves those in Union/Town of Midland (Cabarrus) Counties. If there are state-level issues, you can reach him at 919-733-7659 or via email at todd.johnson@ncleg.gov.  Senator Johnson is an independent insurance agent and has been instrumental in legislation that impacts insurance laws for agents and consumers in our great state.

Hurricane season officially starts in June each year.  What can you do now to make sure you have the information you need in an emergency?

If you are a client of O’Connor Insurance Associates make sure you have login credentials to your client portal.  There are two ways to access the client portal; via our website and you can download your O’Connor Insurance mobile app by searching for O’Connor Insurance in the Google Play Store or Apple Store.  Go to our website for a direct link.  The client portal gives you access to your policy numbers, coverages, deductibles and the ability to start a claim from within the portal.  You will always be prepared if you have access to the portal in your pocket.

Please keep the following emergency resources handy.

Build a kit:

https://www.ready.gov/kit

 

Plan to protect property:

Dial 800-427-2419. Visit www.floodsmart.gov.

 

Prepare your family:

Evacuation plans 

Family communications 

Utility shut-off and safety skills 

What to do during a hurricane

Get your children involved (kids site)

People with Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs

Care for pets

Get tech ready

 

Prepare your business:

Ready Business

 

If you require immediate, emergency medical assistance:

Dial 911

 

If you require preparation guidance:

Dial 211 or 888-892-1162. Visit www.ReadyNC.org.

 

If you require supplies:

Dial 211 or 888-892-1162

 

If you require assistance with electric power:

Call Duke Energy Progress at 1-800-419-6356 to report your outage. Visit https://www.readync.gov/stay-informed/power-outages.

Union Power Membership Corp- Call 1-800-794-4423

Pee Dee Electric Membership Corp- Call 1-800-693-0190

City of Monroe Electricity- Call 704-282-4600

 

If you are concerned about the ongoing risk of flooding near your home:

https://fiman.nc.gov

 

If you require disaster-related mental health counseling:

Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990

 

If you have an agricultural emergency:

Call the Agriculture Hotline at 1-866-645-9403

 

If you require FEMA assistance:

Call 1-800-621-3362 or go to https://www.disasterassistance.gov/.

 

If you require evacuation information:

https://www.ncdps.gov/our-organization/emergency-management/emergency-preparedness/know-your-zone

 

For other needs or questions, you can also reach out to your county emergency management agency:

Mecklenburg County

Cabarrus County

Union County

 

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