Consumers and businesses along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts keep an eye on hurricane season so they can batten down their hatches before the storms hit. These adverse events are no small issue, as seen by 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, which resulted in 7.9 million businesses and households without power in 15 states and the District of Columbia, according to CNN, a major news outlet. In addition to lost business revenue from unexpected closings due to power outages, hurricanes can result in property damage. So it’s vital to have the proper insurance coverage to recover from hurricanes.

To keep an eye on the hurricane forecasts to best prepare, here’s what to watch for in 2017:

What’s on the Horizon?
The Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, is the subject of many forecasts. According to Colorado State University’s (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project, the Atlantic coast will see the following in 2017:

  • A “slightly below-average” season.
  • Eleven named storms.
  • Four named storms developing into hurricanes.
  • Two major hurricanes with winds in excess of 111 miles per hour.

 
These predictions are consistent with forecasts from other sources. AccuWeather, a global weather media company, expects 10 named storms, five of which will be hurricanes. AccuWeather predicts three major hurricanes will form.

What Will Actually Impact the U.S.?
While 10-11 named storms may form, they won’t all make landfall. The CSU researchers expect a 42% chance of major hurricanes’ reaching the entire U.S. coastline. Both the Gulf and East coasts have a 24% chance. Meanwhile, AccuWeather foresees three named storms making landfall.

What Can You do to Prepare?
Even when you know storms could be in the forecast, you may not be able to prepare your home or business against all threats. This possibility doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a plan.

The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a nonprofit organization that provides property insurance information, cites the creation of a disaster recovery plan as a crucial step in preparing for a hurricane. With proper preparation, your business can limit disruptions when hurricanes occur. The IBHS also provides a property protection checklist to help you inspect your space in preparation for windstorms. These steps include examining structures for rust and loose bolts.

Don’t forget flood insurance. With the right coverage, you can get your business back up and running in no time. Talk to us about your insurance coverages before a storm is in the forecast, as flood insurance goes into effect 30 days after a policy is created.

If you are interested in more information click to request a Home/flood insurance quote 
 or call our Insurance Service Center at 800-222-0131

 

Courtesy of Selective Insurance

The beaches are calling your name with 100.1 WJRZ’s Shorecation Giveaway!

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100.1 WJRZ and the Van Dyk Group want YOU to live the life of a beach bum this summer with the Shorecation Giveaway!

Listen weekdays in the 7am, 10am, 1pm and 4pm hours for the “Sounds Of The Shore.”

Be caller 10 at 732-505-1001 to get in the running  for a week at the ‘JRZ Shorecation House on Long Beach Island!

Plus, you can redecorate your own home with a $500 gift certificate to Michael’s Furniture in Brick.

 

Ways to qualify for the ‘JRZ Van Dyk Beach House:

Listen weekdays in the hours of 7am, 10am, 1pm and 4pm and be caller 10 when you hear the “Sounds of the Shore”

Listen the weekend of May 21 and 22  and be caller 10 when you hear the “Sounds Of The Shore” played before 8pm.

Stop by one of the following Van Dyk locations:
12800 Long Beach Blvd. Beach Haven Terrace, NJ 08008
500 Barnegat Blvd North Suite 300 Barnegat, NJ 08005
Rt. 72 & Jennings Road Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Sign up in the ‘JRZ Listener Club (we will be picking 10 Listener Club winners to qualify!)
Not a member? Join now!

The grand prize winner will be chosen at our Shorecation Party at Martell’s Water’s Edge in Bayville.

So listen in to 100.1 WJRZ or stop by one of The Van Dyk Group offices for your chance to win! Good Luck!

Further Information Here..

Below is a list of recommended Clean Up/Restoration Companies.  Please read the following recommendations on starting the clean up process:

  1. It is OK to start the clean up process before an adjuster gets to your property if it will prevent further damage or stop mold from forming
  2. Document Everything and take pictures Before clean up
  3. DO NOT throw anything out, everything will need to be looked at by the adjuster
  4. Find a place outside to put all trash that won’t be taken away until the adjuster says it is ok to get rid of
  5. You can call any of the legitimate restoration companies to begin the clean up before an adjuster is there – Just double check that they will document as much as possible and you should still document everything.


Adams Technical Maintenance 800-377-6623

All Risk Insurance Damage 856-337-6128 24hrs

AllStates Services 800-379-6694    –  732-956-3900

Arsi Cleanup 800-792-8625

Empire Restoration Services 800-889-1870  (Middlesex, Monmouth & Ocean Counties)

First Clean 800-309-3881

Flex Restoration 877-858-3539

Gemini Restoration 877-774-3646

IRS 800-634-0261

K & S Restoration 800-841-3616   (All NJ & Part of PA)

Mark 1 Restoration 800-243-4733

Maxon’s Restoration 973-338-6767    (Does North Jersey)

Mammoth Restoration 888-671-7976  (Does Not Do North Jersey)

Rapid Recovery Services 866-505-5600  (Works with AIG Ins. Co)

Paul Davis Restoration 888-473-7669

Remediation Specialists 800-395-8368

ServiceMaster 732-292-4550

ServPro Manahawkin 609-549-0379

ServPro 800-737-8776 (all over)

Start 2 Finish 856-297-4252   (All of NJ & Part of PA)

Stretch’s Cleaning Service 609-361-240

Woods Restoration 800-385-2122

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