"Comprehensive" auto coverage should protect your car from damage caused by a hurricane, including flood damage.Spare tire, properly inflated
Ask your agent to make sure you are adequately covered. Raising the deductible may save you money.
Check your insurance policy. Also check to see if you are covered for wind damage and water? Will the policy replace personal items in your car?
Keep important papers safe
Keep copies of your registration papers in your car. Keep the originals in a safe place, with your other important papers.
Always carry these supplies
Here are some supplies you should always carry in your car:
Sturdy jack, in working order
Bottled water -- for drinking or overheated radiator
Basic tools, including screwdrivers, wrenches and a hammer
Folding shovel, to dig you out of holes if you get stuck
Flashlight and extra batteries
Rain gear and extra clothes
Add these supplies if you're driving out of town
If you plan to drive out of the area when a hurricane threatens, you need to make early preparations. Plan to take with you many of the same supplies you would use to stock your home, plus these items:
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