hurricane preparedness 2013

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From: DPI School Insurance
NCDPI Provides property insurance coverage to more than 90 of the 115 school districts and 29 community colleges , many located in the
eastern and coastal counties. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predict ed and active season for 2013.
We encourage your Operations, Maintenance, Child Nutrition, and Administrative Departments work together to prepare for the 2013 Hurricane
Season beginning June 1 st and ending November 30 t h .
HURRIC ANE PREP AREDNESS
2013
When hurricane season approaches DPI's Insurance Section asks school systems to consider the following:
Browse the FEMA Web Sites for Guidance and Facts Sheets. And check into flood insurance.
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http://www.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/index.shtm
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Plan with your local Emergency Management Office to coordinate disaster plans and share resources. Develop a formal loss control policy identifying specific objectives, procedures, responsibilities and
accountabilities. Teach responsible parties how and when to turn off gas, electricity, and water.
Stock disaster supplies:
Portable Phones, Batteries, Radio, Flashlight, First Aid Kit, Essential Medicines, Food, Water, Ice, Cash, Camera, Film, Generator, Fuel, Chainsaw, Sand Bags, Tarps
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Precut and drill plywood for windows
Trim dead and weak branches from trees
Bring in trash cans, lawn furniture, etc.
Clean gutters and drains
Check roof flashing to ensure the entire roof perimeter is securely fastened.
Reinforce garage / loading dock doors
Anchor large equipment, bookcases, file cabinets, fuel tanks, and gas cylinders
Install latches on drawers & cabinets and lock them
Pictures, mirrors, any items hanging on walls should securely mounted
Restrain computers and appliances
Flooding is also a Hurricane Hazard
Raise equipment, electrical systems and contents off the floor
Anchor Fuel Tanks
Install sewer backflow valves
Check back-up generators in case power is lost, to assist your child nutrition program maintain the safety of food supplies
Turn off power to nonessential systems to prevent power surge damage
Review your insurance policy to verify all buildings are listed.
Establish agreements with contractors (outside potential hurricane areas) for supplies and repairs.
After an event Secure Property and begin emergency repairs to mitigate further damage, and report the damages as soon as possible.
Photograph both building and content damage for insurance claims. Accurate documentation will assist with your insurance loss.
Contact DPI Insurance Section, we will provide assistance to process your claim.
Claims Consultant G. Cecil Bell
Office 919-807-3532
Cell
919-621-3318
Email [email protected]
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