WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The ideal summer may be full of blue skies, sunny days and family vacations, but as the Farmers Insurance® Seasonal Smarts Digests remind us, summer can also bring plenty of stormy weather with homeowners and drivers across the country facing the potential for seasonal hurricanes, flooding and tornadoes.
This could prove especially true for vacationers who are road tripping across the country, or simply renting a car for a weekend getaway in parts of the country susceptible to hurricanes. Farmers® data shows that drivers across the country file significantly more hurricane claims (60%) between June and August than during any other season, while 56% of flooding claims are also filed in the summer. Homeowners, too, may face threats from floods and high winds that can cause serious damage, should the weather hit while homeowners are away on vacation, with 32% of wind claims and 56% of flood claims being filed during the summer months.
"Summer should be a time of relaxation, but Farmers knows from years of experience that the season also brings certain risks from bad weather. The good news is that by following a few practical suggestions, folks can help prevent many mishaps and enjoy their summer with less stress, whether they're staying home or heading off on vacation," said Jim Taylor, head of claims customer experience for Farmers Insurance.
Homeowners and drivers should plan ahead and take steps to safeguard their homes and cars against potential issues whether they're heading off for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation or just having a relaxing stay-cation. In particular, Taylor recommends:
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About the Data
The Farmers Insurance Seasonal Smarts Digest includes data from a CARAVAN survey conducted by Engine among a sample of 1,004 adults comprising 501 men and 503 women 18 years of age and older, which was fielded between February 25-27, 2019.
SOURCE Farmers Insurance