SOURCE: Bunker Hill Insurance Company

Bunker Hill Insurance Company

August 26, 2011 17:20 ET

Bunker Hill Home Insurance Emphasizes Hurricane Preparedness Measures as Hurricane Irene Nears New England

As Forecasters Warn of High Winds and Possible Flooding the Region's Top Homeowners' Insurance Company Unveils Its Hurricane Preparedness Tips

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 26, 2011) - Bunker Hill Insurance Company today emphasized the hurricane preparedness measures and recommendations it has created for homeowners in the region. The recommendations come as Hurricane Irene, a Category 2 storm expected to make landfall in New England this weekend, threatens the region with winds of up to 100 mph and what could be up to one foot of rain in some areas of New England.

With severe weather incidences increasing markedly in recent years, residents of Massachusetts, Connecticut and other New England states have found themselves quite literally in the eye of the storm. Bunker Hill home insurance has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety to provide real-world safety recommendations for families and businesses.

Bunker Hill Insurance and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety have laid out the following recommendations and urge all New England individuals and businesses to follow them.

  • Create a family emergency plan to ensure that every family member knows how to contact one another. This is critical in the event that family members become separated during a storm. The plan should include a pre-planned emergency meeting area; a directory of cell phone numbers for everyone in the family; and a clear evacuation strategy.
  • Build an emergency supply kit. The kit should include at least a three-day supply of fresh water and non-perishable food; one change of clothing per person; one blanket or sleeping bag per person; a first aid kit; flashlights; batteries; emergency tools; and cash.
  • Safeguard your automobile. Park your car in a secure location away from trees (in a covered garage if you have that option). Protecting your car is critical. Not only is it a valuable asset, but you may need it should evacuation become necessary or advisable
  • Carefully review safety and preparedness material available online through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Hurricane Center, the American Red Cross and the National Weather Service.

The complete list of tips can be immediately downloaded. Moreover, an online severe weather resource center has been created that is available for anyone who may need information on how to weather severe storms; to stay abreast of storms as they develop and are monitored by government agencies; and to hear expert testimony from severe weather experts at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety. The resource center is currently live and being regularly updated.

"The fast approaching Hurricane Irene is a reminder that we all need to take the necessary steps to safeguard our homes and our families against severe weather of all kinds," said Curt Troutman, Vice President, Bunker Hill Insurance. "We've developed these recommendations to empower our customers and their families prepare for the worst while always hoping for the best. We are available 24 hours a day for our customers to report a claim, please call 888-472-5246."

About Bunker Hill Insurance Company
Bunker Hill Insurance Company, an affiliate of Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation, is a separate company offering homeowner's and renter's insurance exclusively. The company was started in 1996 with one objective: to become the premier provider of home insurance products in New England. Today, Bunker Hill insurance protects over 50,000 families from damage due to fire, theft or accident. Bunker Hill Insurance Company is licensed to do business in Massachusetts and Connecticut. For more information please visit

About the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)
IBHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization supported by the property insurance industry. The organization conducts objective, scientific research to identify and promote effective actions that strengthen homes, businesses, and communities against natural disasters and other causes of loss. For more information please visit

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