Lisa Miller, a former Florida deputy insurance commissioner, provides practical tips for homeowners and renters to make sure they are prepared for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which starts on June 1. Miller, a disaster insurance and recovery expert, notes the U.S. already has had one tropical storm and advises property owners to start collecting information now that they'll need to file a claim later.
Tallahassee, Florida, United States, May 22, 2020 - /PressReleasePoint/ - Former Florida Deputy Insurance Commissioner Lisa Miller has a fun reminder to kickoff what is forecast to be an above average hurricane season here in Florida and along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. “Lisa’s Lucky 7 Hurricane Season Prep” is a practical 7-point list of reminders to help homeowners and other residents prepare for the start of the Atlantic hurricane season on June 1.
“One of the most important things we can do as Floridians is not forget that storm season comes every year and we need to prepare like a storm is going to happen this week. It’s all about protecting people and property,” said Miller, who is a disaster insurance and recovery expert and host of The Florida Insurance Roundup podcast. One of her tips is for homeowners to contact their insurance agent to confirm they have proper coverage, including for flooding, which most homeowners policies don’t cover. Flooding is responsible for most disaster-related damage in the U.S. Florida is especially vulnerable.
Ms. Miller’s hurricane field and policy experience spans from Florida’s historic Hurricane Andrew in 1992 to present day recovery efforts from 2018’s Hurricane Michael and 2017’s Hurricane Irma. As Florida’s Deputy Insurance Commissioner and Deputy Chief Financial Officer in Florida’s Department of Financial Services, she led the "My Safe Florida Home" program, a $250 million legislative initiative to encourage Floridians to strengthen their homes against hurricanes, following the spate of eight storms that hit Florida from 2004-2005. She also helped launch the Hurricane Claims Mediation Program, an initiative that achieved a 95% success rate in expediting the settlement of residential and commercial claims for 30,000 consumers.
“Lisa’s Lucky 7 Hurricane Season Prep” is available for viewing and printing at http://bit.ly/LuckyPrep With the first tropical storm of the season having already arrived, the time is now to prepare.
MEDIA NOTE: Ms. Miller is available for media interviews before, during, and after storms this season. She can be reached directly at 850-528-9229 and LisaMiller@LisaMillerAssociates.com. Her bi-weekly newsletter features relevant Florida stories on insurance, flooding, disaster management, construction, and engineering. Interested parties can subscribe here. One of her latest stories is on a lapse in FEMA flood monitoring here in Florida. She is also knowledgeable on business insurance claims relating to business interruption from the coronavirus.
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