Hurricanes, Floods and Protection!

June 2015 from Rankin Insurance

How Do You Name a Hurricane?

· If a tropical storm reaches a sustained wind speed of 39 miles per hour, it is given a name.

· If the tropical storm reaches a sustained wind speed of 74 miles per hour, it becomes a hurricane and keeps the same name.

· Names are established by the World Meteorological Organization.

· Names can be repeated for six years.

· Severe storms names are permanently retired. (such as Katrina, Andrew, Opal, Sandy, Rita)

· Originally, only women's names were used. In 1978, men's names were added.


If all listed 21 names were used, names are taken from the Greek alphabet. (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta)


2015 names are Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor, and Wanda.

Are You In A Flood Zone?

Three Reasons People Do NOT Purchase Flood Insurance:

· Cannot afford flood insurance

· Was not aware of flood insurance

· Never expected the UNEXPECTED

ARE YOU IN A FLOOD ZONE IN FLORIDA?

Call 863-682-7080 for a free flood zone certificate.

Allstate Digital Locker - Protect Your Assets From Hurricane or Flood

Do you have a solid inventory of your belongings?
Free for Anyone to Download. You don't have to be an Allstate customer.


Digital Locker® by Allstate is a free, flexible, and easy-to-use application that lets you create an inventory of your home's items and store your information securely in the cloud. You can organize your personal property by room or category, take item photos or add them directly from your iOS photo library, and even estimate the cost of your items. Digital Locker makes it simple to manage your personal property in real time and access your information quickly should you ever need to make a claim with your home insurance company.


Search for Allstate Digital Locker® in the App Store from your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.

Press the 'FREE' button. When the button turns green and reads 'INSTALL', press it again.

When the download is complete, the Digital Locker® icon will appear among your applications