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Long Island Hurricanes
Whether it's a "Super Storm" or Hurricane, major storms on Long Island are quickly becoming the new norm. South Shore areas like Long Beach, Island Park and Freeport are particularly at risk. In the 5 boro's places such as Red Hook, Coney Island and the Rockaways were devastated during Super Storm Sandy.
During the last big storm, the entire area was flooded. For most of Long Island, power was out for days, even weeks. What's your plan this time? Maybe installing a generator, go to a hotel, or stay with family? Whatever your plan is, make sure you have it worked out well in advance and most importantly, have a back up plan. If a wide area is effected, Plan A may not be viable.
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Hurricanes cause heavy rains that can cause extensive flood damage in coastal and inland areas. Everyone is at risk and should consider flood insurance protection. Flood insurance is the only way to financially protect your property or business from flood damage. To learn more about your flooding risk and how to protect yourself and your business, visit the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (NFIP) Web site, www.floodsmart.gov or call 1-800-427-2419.