Hurricanes can be a life-altering event. It’s the weeks that follow, however, that can be just as dangerous. Hurricane Ian may be moving on and out of the way, but there is still much work to be done to clean up its aftermath.
If you’ve experienced or have family members who experienced Hurricane Ian, we at Ahoy! Insurance hope everyone is safe and well. Ahoy! wants to enable you to remain as safe and secure as possible. If you need assistance, please see some resource links below.
- FEMA provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster.
- USA Gov provides various resources and hotlines for items such as: Mental health, how to file a flood insurance claim, and other useful information.
In addition, please keep these safety tips in mind while assessing damage after the storm:
- If you have evacuated, wait for officials to say it is safe before going back home
- Avoid damaged or fallen power lines, poles, and downed wires. They may still be live and can electrocute you.
- Do not touch floodwaters. They may contain sewage, bacteria and chemicals that can make you ill.
- If you store your boat on the water, the Ahoy! Boat recovery assistance tag may be used to try to ping the location of a missing watercraft. Contact the Ahoy! Customer Service on 1-855-611-2469 or via our chat in order for us to assist you with this.
Be aware of what you’re feeling, eating and drinking. Follow these tips to stay healthy after the storm.
- When in doubt, throw it out. Throw out food that got wet or warm. Ask your healthcare about refrigerated medicines that may have gotten warm.
- Avoid drinking tap water until local officials say it is safe.
- Eat healthy food and get enough sleep to help you deal with the stress.
- Remember, the Disaster Distress Helpline is free if you need someone to talk to.
Ahoy! Insurance is a company built for boaters, by boaters. Many of us have lived on the water or in coastal areas that have been affected by hurricanes and natural disasters in the past. We understand how devastating they can be, and we want you to know that we are here to help.
If you need to reach out to us please call 855-611-2469 (AHOY). To file a claim please call 1-800-416-1762 or you can go online to file a claim.
Read the personal story of Amanda McCormick, following her experience after Hurricane Charlie back in 2004.