Preparing for Hurricane Jose or another storm

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September 19, 2017
Preparing for Hurricane Jose or another storm
While it looks like Hurricane Jose will miss most of New England, forecasts are that we could still see some tropical storm wind gusts and several inches of rain especially in Southern New England. Keep monitoring local forecasts as the storm continues its northward path.
Also, Hurricane Season isn't over and will continue for several more weeks. It's important to continue to be prepared in case another storm heads our way.  Even moderate wind and rainfall can cause significant damage so be prepared.  You can better protect your home and possessions before severe weather hits by taking the following precautions:
  • Remove or secure any items in your yard that could be picked up by strong winds, such as lawn furniture, grills, trash cans, etc.
  • Secure gutters and fix any roof issues
  • Trim tree branches from your property that could fall on your home
  • Park your vehicles in a garage if possible and avoid parking under trees; move it to higher ground if flooding is a concern
As we've seen from recent hurricanes in Florida, Texas and the Carribean, the effects of hurricanes can be devastating even with preparation. Therefore, it is important to make sure your insurance protection is up to date well before a storm is imminent.
Check out our Hurricane Insurance Checklist to review issues that may need to be addressed. If anything strikes a chord with you, please contact us immediately.
If you do experience damage from Jose or any other storm, our Murphy Insurance Claim Team is here to assist you.
  • Report a claim online at 
  • Call 800.222.8711. In a claim emergency after business hours you can use this number to reach our emergency claim hotline.
We're here to help you get the coverage you need and provide support should something happen.
Your friends at Murphy Insurance Agency
D. Francis Murphy Insurance Agency, 50 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749

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