JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated averages for the Atlantic hurricane season, using 1991-2020 as the new 30-year period on which to base storm averages. While the average number of major hurricanes remained at three, averages for named storms and hurricanes went up.

While NOAA hasn’t announced its predictions for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, other forecasters predict an above-average hurricane season. The good news is, the National Weather Service upgraded its model this year to better forecast extreme weather, so we can expect better forecasts.

So, what does all this mean for homeowners living in coastal areas? Brightway Insurance, one of the country’s largest Personal Lines insurance agencies, says it’s more important now than ever before to ensure you prepare for the upcoming season, which includes making sure you have the insurance coverage you need to rebuild your home and replace contents in the event disaster strikes.

“We’re committed to being here for our customers in their time of need and also to help them ensure they have the right coverage to help rebuild their homes and lives in the event disaster strikes,” said Brightway President and CEO, Michael Miller.

Brightway offers these tips to help everyone living in hurricane-prone areas get ready for hurricane season, which begins June 1.


Read Four things you should know about Homeowners insurance before a hurricane strikes for more tips on how to get ready for hurricane season.

 


Read Don’t bank on luck; Flood insurance is a good idea even you live outside a high-risk area for more on why it’s so important to have Flood insurance.

 

While Flood insurance protects your home, be sure to check your Auto insurance policy as well to make sure you have Comprehensive coverage, which covers flooding of your vehicle.

About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $785 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in the U.S.

Brightway’s focus is on producing Win, Win, Win outcomes for consumers by offering customized insurance solutions and for people wishing to sell insurance by providing business opportunities that span from single Agent to multi-unit enterprises. Regardless of the path taken, Brightway provides the support necessary to consistently outsell other insurance agents.

Brightway got its start in 2008 and has since grown to more than 900 people in 299 offices across 24 states serving customers in all 50 states.

Consumers seeking a better insurance buying experience may visit Brightway.com, and people wishing to learn more about franchise ownership with Brightway may visit BrightwayDifference.com.