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Consumers urged to review policies ahead of storm season

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Andrew N. Mais is urging homeowners to review their insurance policies before the upcoming tropical storm season.

Peak hurricane season in Connecticut begins in mid-August and runs through late October.

Mais says policyholders should discuss with an agent or insurance company if they have appropriate and adequate coverage. While homeowners, condo and renters insurance cover many types of storm damage, he notes that damage from flooding is excluded.

Separate policies can be purchased from the federal National Flood Insurance Program or a private insurer. He says now is the time to buy those policies, considering there’s a 30-day waiting period before the policy takes effect.

The insurance department has a webpage with resources for consumers. Connecticut also has the CTPrepares Mobile App to receive real-time emergency notifications.

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