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CFO & State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: As Hurricane Dorian Threatens Florida, Make Last Minute Preparations

9/2/2019

For Immediate Release: Monday, September 2, 2019
Contact: Office of Communications, 850.413.2842, communications@myfloridacfo.com
 
CFO & State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: As Hurricane Dorian Threatens Florida, Make Last Minute Preparations 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis urges Florida residents in areas which will potentially be impacted by Hurricane Dorian to make final preparations to homes and property now.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Floridians are bracing for Hurricane Dorian, so please finalize your preparations for this storm IMMEDIATELY. Taking simple steps before the hurricane will help prevent major losses and give you peace of mind. Keep connected with the news and if you are ordered to evacuate please do so now!”
 
Final Reminders and Preparation Tips for Floridians
 
1. Never run a generator inside or too close to your home or garage
2. Use sandbags and plastic sheeting to protect against rising water
3. Secure or bring in outdoor objects, such as grills and lawn furniture
4. Take photos of items in your home to help make the recovery process easier
5. Gather all insurance, financial and other important documents and secure them in plastic bags
 
When tropical storm and hurricane warnings are issued throughout Florida, no new insurance policies will be written. Specific coverage amounts, total coverage limits, and deductible amounts are also locked in, per Florida law. Floridians with any insurance questions or concerns are encouraged to contact CFO Patronis' Consumer Helpline by calling 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (1-877-693-5236) or visit PrepareFL.com. Use CFO Patronis’ Emergency Financial Preparedness Toolkit to help organize your financial information before and after a disaster.
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).