As Tropical Storm Zeta moves across the southern Gulf of Mexico it is expected to restrengthen into a Category 1 hurricane and remain at that level until landfall along the central Gulf Coast Wednesday evening. Damaging winds and flooding rain are expected. Heavy rain will also spread over much of the eastern United States later in the week.
Prepare for the storm and heed local forecasts and authorities. When it is safe to do so, make (or have a contractor make) temporary repairs to prevent further damage to your home or property. Save receipts if you purchase items such as tarps, plywood or other repair supplies. Take photos/videos of damage for claim documentation.
If you are impacted, you can file a claim online, through the State Farm Mobile App, call 1-800-SFCLAIM, or contact your local agent's office.
2020 Hurricane Season
State Farm® and FLASH help spread the word about hurricane preparation.
Are you ready? June 1 through Nov. 30 is considered hurricane season because that’s when 97 percent of tropical cyclones form. August, September and October account for 81 percent of tropical storms.
Now more than ever, it's important to prepare your home and family to be #HurricaneStrong.
The NOAA 2020 outlook (released May 21) called for 13 to 19 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes – one that is Category 3, 4 or 5, with winds of 111 mph or higher. So far, there have been 25 named storms, nine hurricanes, and three major Hurricanes – Laura and Teddy and Delta.
The 30-year (1981-2010) average is 13 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes.
State Farm® has joined the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) to help spread the word about the importance of hurricane preparation ahead of the storm.
Visit the interactive #HurricaneStrong website to learn about hurricanes and how to keep homes and families safe before, during, and after a storm. It stresses these 5 major components to being prepared:
- Know your evacuation zone.
- Build a disaster supply kit.
- Have an insurance check-up.
- Strengthen your home.
- Help your neighbor.
www.HurricaneStrong.org even has a special page for children to help them understand their role in the safety process.
In the News:
- WBRC-6: Time to prepare for inland flooding from Hurricane Sally is now (9/14/20)
- Houston Chronicle: Season's first hurricane gives Texans a taste of how COVID has shaped insurance claims (8/4/20)
- AccuWeather: Now is the time to prepare for hurricane season (6/1/20)
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