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CFO Alex Sink Launches Online Disaster Preparation Video, Urges Final Preparations for Hurricane Season's Peak

9/2/2010

CONTACT: Jerri Franz or Nina Banister, 850-413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE—Urging Florida residents to remain vigilant as National Preparedness Month kicks off this week and two named storms, Earl and Fiona, threaten the southern United States, Florida CFO Alex Sink launched a new disaster preparedness video at www.MyFloridaCFO.com to provide timely information Floridians can use to protect their families and their homes.
 
Entitled “Insure, Secure, Recover,” the nine-minute video was produced entirely by CFO Sink’s Department of Financial Services and is offered in addition to a host of free online information, including the Homeowner’s Financial Toolkit.  In addition, the department’s outreach coordinators can provide free disaster preparation workshops and presentations for groups and organizations, and may already be offering free workshops in your region.  A schedule of events is also available online.
 
“As we have seen in the past few days with extensive activity in the Atlantic, storms can come quickly and every Floridian must take steps to be prepared should a storm impact our state,” said CFO Alex Sink.  “September historically has been a very active month for storms, and now is the time to make final preparations.”
 
The preparedness video provides key financial and insurance tips such as:
 
·        Make sure that you have adequate coverage for the value of your home.
·        Know your hurricane deductible, which is separate from your regular coverage deductible.
·        Understand what documentation is needed to file a claim and take proactive steps such as creating a photo or video home inventory of your belongings.
 
CFO Sink’s Department of Financial Services has provided more than 160 Disaster Preparedness workshops since hurricane season began on June 1, and the workshops will be offered through the end of hurricane season on November 30.  To request an event or to view the schedule of outreach events in your area, visit www.MyFloridaCFO.com, or call (850) 413-3089 or toll-free at 1-877-My-FL-CFO (1-877- 693-5236).
 
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