Preparing for a Hurricane

Hurricanes that make it up the east coast tend to be either fast and furious, or they run out of energy before they reach our shores.

Hurricanes require warm water to sustain their energy.  If they are slow moving, the cooler water from New Jersey and north will take a big bite out of their strength.  But it isn’t the weakened tropical storms that residents really need to fear.  It’s the fast moving storms that come to the coast full speed, with full force.

A storm that whistles past North Carolina can be in New York 8 hours later, and in Boston 3-4 hours after that.  And these are the storms that can make real preparation the difference between life and death.

The norotious “Long Island Express” of 1938 was one such storm.  That storm caused 700 deaths, destroyed 4,500 homes, and knocked down 20,000 miles of electrical and telephone lines.  Be prepared for such a storm. 

Visit FEMA’s site on Hurricanes for more, and click on the links there for a family preparation checklist…

Gordon Insurance provides insurance and risk solutions for families and businesses throughout Massachusetts with a geographical focus on the South Shore.  

Visit our homepage for insurance solutions, quotes, and information.

About Geoff Gordon
Geoffrey Gordon, CFP(r), CIC, CRM joined the agency in 1982, after working in sales for a national carrier and then for a Massachusetts life insurance agency. Geoff earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (TM) certification in 1985, his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1994, and completed his Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation in 2004. Geoff has been president and owner of the agency since 1987, and devotes most of his time to assisting new and existing commercial accounts in reducing the cost of risk. As a small business owner facing many of the same challenges most of our commercial clients face, Geoff appreciates and understands how managing risk can deliver bottom line results.

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