FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2017
Last year’s active hurricane season was a harsh reminder for Floridians that they need to take the threat of powerful storms seriously, and People’s Trust Insurance can help them get ready as the 2017 season approaches. Today, the Deerfield Beach-based home insurer released a comprehensive Hurricane Preparedness Guide to help homeowners with preparations.
The Hurricane Preparedness Guide, which will be distributed during the company's Hurricane Preparedness Week of May 7–13, 2017 and throughout hurricane season, gives Floridians the tools and guidance necessary for proper storm preparation. The Guide helps homeowners create lists of emergency contacts, learn valuable information about hurricane warnings, watches and evacuation, and review important safety tips for children, seniors and pets. The Guide offers consumers everything from hurricane "dos and don'ts" and a pre-storm checklist to a safety inventory worksheet that can be crucial for carrying out essential activities in the aftermath of a storm.
"Preparedness is built into our DNA – it’s what sets us apart from other home insurance companies," said George Schaeffer, CEO of People’s Trust Insurance. "Our affiliation with Rapid Response Team means our policyholders are first in line after a storm for any repairs. With the Hurricane Preparedness Guide, our hope is that our policyholders experience fewer losses so they can get their homes and their lives back to normal as fast as possible.”
After a 10-year break from hurricane and tropical storm landfalls, Florida was the target of three named storms last year: Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew and Tropical Storm Colin. Rapid Response Team performed emergency mitigation on almost 1,300 homes following the storms by removing downed trees, boarding up shattered windows, extracting water, and installing tarps on damaged roofs.
People's Trust Insurance offers an innovative approach to homeowners insurance. Having upfront investments in preparedness and rapid response after damage strikes ensures that our policyholders will get their homes and lives back to normal quickly in the event of a loss.
ABOUT PEOPLE'S TRUST INSURANCE
Founded in 2008, People's Trust Insurance has emerged as one of Florida's top 10 home insurance companies, providing homeowners with affordable rates and benefits not available anywhere else. Honored with the Enterprise Florida Governor's Innovators in Business Award, People's Trust provides a "Better Way" for over 135,000 Floridians to insure their homes. With more than 500 employees in its family of companies and an affiliation with Florida's largest residential insurance restoration general contractor, People's Trust is Florida's best-prepared home insurance company and a full partner in our policyholders' recovery after loss.
ABOUT THE RAPID RESPONSE TEAM
The Rapid Response Team is the largest insurance restoration general contractor in Florida. A proud affiliate of People's Trust Insurance, the Rapid Response Team provides 24/7 emergency water mitigation, high-quality restoration services, and managed repair coordination exclusively for People's Trust policyholders. With a fulltime staff of more than 200, the company operates a fleet of more than 100 repair trucks and other vehicles ready to deploy at a moment's notice. The Company operates 10 Response Centers throughout the state that contain supplies that may be needed in the event of a loss or disaster, such as water mitigation equipment, tarps, plywood, and generators.