Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season starts Saturday, June 1st.

Hurricanes can shatter lives as well as damage property. Being prepared can help you, your family or your business minimize the impact of the storm. The best time to start is before the threat is imminent.

Ready.gov explains what actions to take on this page when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.

Atlas has taken precautionary steps and has contingency back-up plans to serve our clients through a catastrophic events. We want to assure you that we will be ready to serve you should you suffer a loss to your insured property. The following information will be helpful as you prepare and plan for the effects of a Hurricane.

  • Most importantly, remain safe and do not take any unnecessary risks.
  • Review Coverage limits and deductibles.
  • Have policy number(s) available.
  • Make note of time & date of incident and assess damages.
  • Make temporary repairs as necessary to protect your property from additional loss and keep detailed receipts.
  • Take photos of any damage before any temporary repairs are undertaken and later provide them to the claims adjuster.
  • Report claims as soon as safely possible using one of the methods listed below
  • Obtain written estimates from only licensed and insured contractors for permanent repairs which include details of the scope and cost of the work.
  • Provide the estimates to the claims adjuster.
  • Do not sign any contracts or documents for any permanent repairs or begin work without first communicating with the claims adjuster. Be especially wary of "Assignment of Benefits" forms that many contractors and restoration companies use.

    Atlas Insurance will be staffed and working immediately once the storm passes and the authorities have deemed it safe to return.

To report a claim

Phone reporting:
Atlas 24/7 toll free claims line 1-866-298-8283 Atlas Insurance Local Direct 941-366-8424 Atlas Insurance Local Fax 941-552-4099 or 941-951-7557

Online: www.atlasinsuranceagency.com under "Client Login".

Direct to the Insurance Company: Refer to your policy documents for claims reporting instructions via phone or online.

In person at our Sarasota location: 7120 Beneva Rd. Sarasota, FL 34238

Thank you for your trust and please remember to be safe.

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