Hurricane Preparedness Center

Proactive planning is essential to keeping yourself and your loved ones safe during a hurricane. The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 and goes through November 30. The Middle Atlantic and New England states are prone to major storms. Plymouth Rock has assembled guidelines and tips to help you be prepared for the next time a storm heads our way.  Let’s get hurricane ready together.

Build Your Emergency Kit

Stock supplies that will keep you and your family comfortable without basic services for at least three days. Your kit should be stored in a safe place and include, at a minimum:

  • Water (one gallon per person, per day)
  • Nonperishable food, with manual can opener
  • One blanket or sleeping bag per person
  • First-aid kit
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Emergency tools (wrench to shut off utilities; multipurpose knife)
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Cash
  • Medication
  • Toiletries (sanitation and personal hygiene items)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with backup chargers
  • Pet supplies (food, water, leash, medication and plastic bags)

Gather Important Documents

Essential documents should be stored in an easy-to-reach, waterproof container. Among the documents you should collect: medical records, insurance policies, birth certificates, passports, bank information and the deed/lease to your home.

Make a Plan

Determine how your family will communicate and reconnect. Remember, cell phones might not work during an emergency.

  • Choose a meeting location outside of your neighborhood
  • Teach children to call 911 for help
  • Post emergency numbers by the phone
  • Designate an out-of-state relative or friend as a common contact

Mind Your Car

Your car is a valuable asset that you might need if evacuations are ordered or advised. Park it in a secure spot away from trees and potential flooding. Make sure to fuel up before a storm hits.

Stay Informed

Keep up-to-date in an emergency. Generally, you should have several days of notice before a hurricane makes landfall. Keep track with these sources:

Call 855-993-4470, get your free quote online, or find an agent to see how Plymouth Rock Assurance can help you save on insurance. If you need additional information about hurricane preparedness you can visit our Contact Us page.