Hurricane Preparedness Tips

If a hurricane is on the way we have a few quick tips to help you “batten down the hatches”:

  • Ensure doors and windows are closed and secured

  • Put away loose objects, patio furniture, barbeques, etc.

  • Tie down trampolines

  • Check sump pump systems to ensure they are working, and have a back-up (or two, or three!) including a battery powered pump or a standby generator

  • If you have a generator, test it out beforehand and be sure you have lots of fuel available

  • Ensure eaves troughs are clean and down spouts are secure and pointing away from your home

Please stay safe this weekend! If you have a loss, please give us a call right away at 1-800-565-5441.

For more information on how to prepare for a hurricane, please visit the Nova Scotia Government website at

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