ATLANTA – Safety officers are providing tips to make sure you and your loved ones are prepared for something, huge or small.

Georgia Insurance and Safety Commissioner John King says you may by no means be over-prepared for a First Alert climate occasion.

In latest years, Georgia has been spared the brunt of many extreme climate occasions.

“We’ve had so many near misses in Georgia, we’ve been so lucky for so long, I’m afraid that we’re building a lot of complacencies,” King mentioned.

This is why he says now’s the time to get this message out as quick as doable.

“What I’m asking people to do is review and look at your documents that aren’t easily replaceable, digitize them, take pictures of them, put them on the cloud, have a backup. It’s important to also have a discussion with your family about if we have to evacuate, this is what we will take, this is where we will go. Make sure your vehicles are prepared with fuel, with batteries, with a radio,” King advises.

However, as soon as the storm has handed, he says if you happen to aren’t cautious, you possibly can nonetheless end up a sufferer.

“They’re getting these folks, I call them locust, they come in hours after the storm, not even enough time for a community to get their feet on the ground. Once they show up they basically are saying hey we will come and remove the tree and we will file for the insurance company, and of course, they are giving estimates that are way over the standard pricing for the community,” King mentioned.

If you end up with a tree in your roof or automobile, they are saying it’s finest to contact the King’s workplace at 800-656-2298.

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