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TWIA issues recommendations for hurricane season

Posted at 9:54 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 23:23:10-04

The 2020 hurricane season started just over a week ago, and we've already had three named storms.

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association said now is the time to make sure you have both windstorm and flood insurance.

And, keep in mind, TWIA does not provide flood coverage.

It also recommends taking pictures of your home and personal property; also, having an inventory of your belongings will make it easier if you ever have to file a claim.

TWIA also recommends doing what you can to minimize storm damage: trimming trees, installing hurricane straps and storm windows, and reinforcing garage doors.

Register to use TWIA Claims Center. TWIA policyholders can use Claims Center to file a claim any time, view their claim information, and communicate directly with TWIA. Claims may also be reported by calling (800) 788-8247 or contacting your insurance agent.

TWIA has secured access to $4.2 billion in total funding for this year’s hurricane season. This includes $177 million in its Catastrophe Reserve Trust Fund, which can be quickly used to pay claims after a hurricane.

TWIA’s 2020 Catastrophe Incident Response Plan (CAT Plan) outlines how it will respond to a hurricane during COVID-19. It is tested and updated each year.