In the event of a Storm • Put away or tie-down garden furniture and loose items (particularly barbeques and trampolines.) • Secure gates and shed doors so they do not swing dangerously in the wind. • Keep gutters and drains clear so that rainwater can drain away. • Unplug all unnecessary appliances to avoid damage from power surges. • Bring children and pets indoors • Draw blinds on windows to protect against shattering glass • Prepare for possible loss of utilities by making sure you have candles and/or torches • In a blackout, your mobile phone can also provide a light source • After the storm passes, check for any damage
Thunder & Lightning • Unplug electrical goods except for lights • Storms can be frightening, especially to children and pets so keeping calm will reassure them and allow you to better deal with the situation. • Draw the blinds on windows • Prepare for possible loss of utilities by making sure you have candles and/or torches • Stay away from windows and doors
Heavy Rain/Flash Floods • Clear the gutters, down-pipes and drains • Check the attic for leaks • Check that windows and doors are watertight • Switch off gas, electricity and water if your home is likely to become flooded as this will reduce the risk of fire, electrocution and further damages. • Ensure that any valuable or sentimental items are stored upstairs or in the attic so flood water cannot reach and damage them. • If necessary, use barriers e.g. sandbags, flood boards, floodgates and airbrick covers etc. Ideally, you should have your own supply in place in case emergency services cannot reach you. • Have empty containers ready in case of a leaking roof • Floodwaters can become contaminated with sewage, so try to avoid direct contact • Plug sinks, bathtubs and low-level shower trays and weigh them down to prevent backflow – do not try to drain floodwater with these. • Have protective clothing and rubber boots at the ready • Don’t go into a room if electrical cables or outlets are underwater, or if you hear unusual noises • After flooding, check if the water supply is safe to drink before using it
We expect to provide you with a full service in all cases and especially if Lorenzo lands.
In the event of you making a claim you should contact our office on 01-879 7100, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding public and bank holidays).
Our Emergency Claims Helpline Number is 01-693 1020 – this is an out of hours number and will operate after 5pm until 9am the following day and also a 24 hours service will operate on Saturdays and Sundays, and on any public or bank holidays.
I trust the foregoing is helpful in caring for your property.
Halligan Insurances, William Norton House, 575 North Circular Road, Dublin 1