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Four Steps to Crafting an Effective Emergency Action Plan In the Wake of Hurricane Florence

ERIE, Pa., Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Florence is a storm like no other. AccuWeather meteorologists are sending out unprecedented forecasts about the power of this hurricane. Because the storm was located farther north in the Atlantic Ocean than any other storm to ever hit the Carolinas, experts say it is predicted to pose a serious threat to lives and property as it makes landfall.

Do you have an emergency action plan in place? Follow these tips to get started.

Coincidentally, September is National Preparedness Month and Erie Insurance offers four tips to prepare for this storm and others.

  1. Start by identifying the hazards that have happened or could happen in your area. Your local emergency management office can help you with that.
  2. Create your plan. Consider any special accommodations for infants and young children, seniors, pets and disabled individuals.
  3. Put together an emergency kit. You never know when disaster will strike, so also create an emergency kit for your car. Include items such as blankets, flashlights, extra batteries and water.
  4. Continue to learn more and stay involved. Websites such as ready.gov and eriesense.com are great resources for helpful tips. In addition to learning more, you can also consider serving as a disaster volunteer.

There are several trusted sources you can depend on for real-time updates during emergencies, such FEMA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. National Weather Service.

If you are an ERIE customer and your home or car sustains damage in a storm, you can file a claim by calling your agent or (800) 367-3743.

Erie Insurance Group

According to A.M. Best Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, is the 9th largest homeowners insurer and 11th largest automobile insurer in the United States based on direct premiums written and the 16th largest property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net premium written. The Group, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, has more than 5 million policies in force and operates in 12 states and the District of Columbia. Erie Insurance Group is a FORTUNE 500 company.

News releases and more information about Erie Insurance Group are available at www.erieinsurance.com.

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