The News Review:
- Travel Insurance Limits Hurricane Benefits
- States vendors prepare for hurricane season
- Family tornado safety–What to do if disaster strikes
Travel Insurance Limits Hurricane Benefits
And the lowest prices of the year in those sun-sand-surf destinations are likely to be offered ctober through the beginning of the December year-end vacation season. But that’s also in the hurricane season so you might be concerned. The upside of traveling during that time is that the odds of your running into trouble are slim. But the downside is that travel insurance offers only limited protection if you have to cancel a trip or return early because of severe weather.
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States vendors prepare for hurricane season
But state and federal officials aren’t the only ones marking the beginning of hurricane season. Government contractors offering infrastructure network disaster relief and database back-up solutions have also joined in the conversation. Among the contractors with proven records during hurricanes and similar “weather events” are Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) SunGuard and Verizon. ACS has worked with state and local governments in three main areas in just the last year including the U.
Family tornado safety–What to do if disaster strikes
Roger Edwards of the Storm Prediction Center in Norman klahoma offers these basic guidelines:Before a tornado strikes have a pre-determined plan of action. Review with other family members the location of the safest interior areas in the home in which to take shelter. If a tornado watch is issued think about the plan and be sure everyone knows where to go. Most injuries are caused by flying debris so having quick access to protective coverings such as mattresses thick blankets sleeping bags etc.