All categories of hurricanes should be considered severe and be approached with caution. GEICO wants you to know if you need us, we are ready. We have adjusters already in place and more standing by ready to assist. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you. Our hope is that during Hurricane Michael, you and those close to you take the necessary precautions to remain safe during the storm.
If your vehicle sustains any wind or water damage, heres how to let us know immediately:
- Report your claim on your mobile device. Download GEICO Mobile.
- Go to our GEICOs online claims center.
- Call 1-800-841-3000.
Wed also like to offer you these reminders:
Before the storm:
- Clean up “ Pick up any objects that could become airborne during the high winds.
- Fill up your vehicle “ Getting gas after a hurricane may present problems if the power is knocked out.
- Make a supply kit now “ Include at least three days of food and water, medications, toiletries, cash, batteries and a radio. (Do not forget animal care supplies.)
- Have an evacuation plan “ Identify a safe place, and discuss how you will communicate with your family if you are separated.
- Evacuation Shelters “ Know where evacuation shelters are located in your area.
- Follow the directions of local officials “ They will provide important information in during such emergencies.
In flooded conditions:
- Avoid driving through high water “ If you dont see the painted lines, dont drive through. Getting your car stuck in high water is no joke. Six inches of moving water can knock you down, and a foot can sweep your vehicle away, according to Ready.gov.
If you are caught in the rain, remember:
- Reduce your speed “ Slowing down reduces the chances of hydroplaning. If you hydroplane, immediately take your foot off the accelerator and do not apply the brakes abruptly or turn the steering wheel. A rotating tire has traction, while a sliding one does not.
- Turn on your headlamps “ Simply turning on your headlamps makes you more visible to others.
- Maintain a safe distance “ Increasing the distance between you and the vehicle ahead reduces the chance of a collision.