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2021 Hurricane Season: Citizens is Ready. Are You?

May 31, 2021 - Tallahassee

The 2021 hurricane season is here and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is urging its policyholders and all Floridians to prepare themselves for the upcoming storm season.

Citizens has taken steps to adapt to its growing policy count by ramping up catastrophe response capabilities and transferring more than $2.7 billion in risk to the global reinsurance and capital markets to protect surplus and shield Floridians from assessments in the wake of a 1-in-100-year storm. 

“It’s always a good idea to plan for the worst and hope for the best,” said Barry Gilway, Citizens CEO, President and Executive Director. “That’s exactly what we’ve done here at Citizens and I urge Citizens customers and all Floridians to do the same.” 

Citizens has partnered with the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) to bring the latest news about catastrophic weather impacting your area. Following a storm, FPREN updates can be heard on public radio stations. An updated mobile app is available for download from the Florida Storms website.

The Citizens website features a Storm Tracker feed, which delivers real-time National Hurricane Center updates directly to your desktop and mobile device through its website. Citizens also offers storm preparation and response information through Facebook and Twitter at @citizens_fla.

Going into the 2021 hurricane season, policyholders should:

If you suffer property damage, remember to Call Citizens First at 866.411.2742 or visit myPolicy to report a claim. Representatives are available 24/7. More information can be found on the Citizens website.
 

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In 2002, the Florida Legislature created Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens), a
not-for-profit alternative insurer, whose public purpose is to provide insurance to, and serve the needs of, property owners who cannot find coverage in the private insurance market.