The pounding images taken by Puerto Rico during Hurricane Fiona and, more recently, showing the damage and devastation wrought by Hurricane Ian across a wide swath of Florida are indeed startling and sobering. Lives have most certainly been changed and many people, businesses and communities may never be the same again.
But they are also stark reminders that none of us are immune to the tragedy of a natural disaster and that we need to be as prepared as possible. While we here in Arkansas certainly have little risk when it comes to hurricanes, we are no strangers to other disasters, such as tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods. An essential part of preparing for homeowners is making sure your insurance is adequate and up-to-date.