Hurricane Season Is Here!

June 1, 2015 | Tower Hill Insurance

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Are you and your family ready for hurricane season? Developing a disaster plan and building your hurricane kit do not need to be a chore. Turn your storm season prep into a family affair — here are some tips to help you get started.

The Great Hurricane Blowout’s website includes a “Home Hurricane Hunt” 30-minute family activity, plus a Kids Zone section that puts the fun in “Packing an Emergency Kit.” Check out these DIY family-friendly projects whether you have one hour, one day or one weekend to spare.

Is there a list maker in your family? Who better to create a Know Your Stuff® home inventory using free software from the Insurance Information Institute (iii). Your resident chef will appreciate the Great Hurricane Blowout’s Dine-in-the-Dark power-free recipes, and the family tech guru can have fun downloading these handy storm season apps.

  • Red Cross Shelter Finder & Hurricane Tracker
    • Shelter Finder  Access and mapping to open local shelters with capacity and current population details
    • Hurricane Tracker  “I’m safe!” messaging feature, plus location-based weather alerts and more
  • The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
    • FLASH Weather Alerts  Customizable weather radio technology with safety tips and voice-enabled notifications
  • Real-Time Traffic and Navigation
    • Waze This social app reports traffic delays, accidents and nearby gas prices
  • Hurricane Tracker
    • Hurricane Tracker Tracking maps from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), plus National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio feeds
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    • FEMA Disaster safety tips and a map with open shelters, including FEMA centers

Please take a few moments to watch our new Storm Season video especially for Tower Hill customers. The following resources are also available for you on