Special Client Alert Regarding Hurricane Joaquin

Most recent reports from the National Hurricane Center regarding Hurricane Joaquin reveal that forecast models continue to indicate a track offshore of the US east coast from the Carolinas to the mid-Atlantic states, although the threat of direct impacts from Joaquin in those areas seem to be decreasing. However, even if Joaquin remains offshore, strong onshore winds will create minor to moderate coastal flooding along the coasts of the mid-Atlantic and northeastern states through the weekend. In addition, very heavy rains, not associated with Joaquin, are expected to produce flooding over portions of the Atlantic coastal states.

Even if Joaquin ends up being a no-show, now is a good time to take steps to prepare for the potential of flooding rainfall amounts and winds. However, as we have seen in the past, a slight shift to the west and PA, MD, DE and NJ will all feel the impact of this very dangerous storm.

We are taking steps to make sure we remain available to assist our clients during the uncertainty of Hurricane Joaquin. In the event of a loss of power or communications, calls will be rerouted to our 24/7 Client Support Center which is located well outside the impact area. If you are unable to contact us using normal telephone numbers, you can contact the Support Center directly at 866-230-9183. You can also find a list of the insurance carriers we represent, and their direct claims reporting options and contact information, at www.HorstInsurance.com/claims/.

We have linked to several documents below to help you prepare:

Hurricane Fact Sheet from www.Ready.gov
Equipment Exposures Before and After the Flood from our carrier partner, CNA
Hurricane Checklist from our carrier partner, CNA
Are You Ready for an Emergency?