Are You Ready For Hurricane Season?

As a homeowner, natural disasters can be frightening and can become your biggest nightmare! The cost of storm damages can easily pile up and can cost a fortune to repair. We will help you weather every storm to make certain that your home, family and possessions are protected. Here are a few steps you can take to prepare:

 Check your insurance coverage

Review your homeowner’s insurance policy. Verify that damage from flooding and strong winds is adequately covered. If your policy seems to be insufficient, now is a good time to consider upgrading to a plan that will provide more extensive coverage. Consider keeping hard copies of all important documents secured in a dry and fire-resistant location. You can take advantage of our Safe Deposit Boxes offered at our branches and have a peace of mind knowing that your valuables are safe.

 Protect your property against damages

Much storm damage may be caused by fallen trees and extensive flooding. Be sharp and hire an arborist to inspect any landscaping that can wreck your roof, fence or car. That way you can have leverage with your insurance company if it is determined that fallen trees didn’t pose a high level of risk before a storm. Examine your external drainpipes, gutters and downspouts to validate that they are working properly. If you spot a problem, take note of what needs to be fixed and tackle the job as quickly as you can.

 Have an evacuation plan & keep supplies handy

Be sure to know exactly where to go in the event that you are told to evacuate. Supplies to have on hand include: batteries, flashlights, cell phone chargers, three-day supply of non-perishable food per person, bottled water, first aid kits and cash to name a few.

 Automate your banking

Make sure you are enrolled in DCFCU’s Online and Mobile Banking applications. Banking on the go offers 24/7 access to your account information making it easier to keep an eye on your finances if you have to temporarily evacuate. You can also set alerts to notify you about your account activity. It will help save you time and keep you informed.

 Although hurricanes can be disastrous, DCFCU is here to support our Members be prepared to face the eye of the storm. Visit any branch and speak to one of our financial representatives about convenient loans with low rates. Come rain or shine, we are here to keep you safe!

Eddie Pradel