Hurricane Season

Previous to the start of the Hurricane Season

  • Review the Insured Value of your properties and assets.
  • Confirm that you are up to date with your payments.
  • Go over the risks covered in your policies
  • Maintain an updated ? of all assets and inventories in each location

In Case of an Upcoming Storm

  • Verify that all fire extinguishers are in place and loaded.
  • Verify all drains are clean and unclogged; basements, rooftops, etc.
  • Verify that there are no existing external structures or objects that can be blown away by strong winds.
  • Make sure emergency generators are in optimal conditions and keep a fuel level of at least 80%
  • Keep enough emergency lighting options to cover main areas
  • Check that Lightning Rods are in good conditions, as well as supports and bases for any outdoor signs.
  • Verify that: Breaker Panels, air conditioning facilities, elevator machinery rooms, and electrical installation areas are clean and properly secured to avoid water from entering.
  • Remove desks and equipment from windows even if they are sealed.
  • Unplug all electrical equipment that doesn’t have essential functions.
  • Close all water stop valves and regulating valves.
  • Keep all emergency numbers in a visible place (firefighters, red cross, civil defense).
  • Clear out trees or branches that might affect the wiring and outdoor electrical installations.
  • Be alert of probably risks coming from structures on properties nearby that may affect your own.
  • Secure protection on your computer center and electrical equipment as well as backing up your information. Make sure to keep this backup in a place other than your company.

After the Storm

  • Protect your family and your home, making sure you have enough provisions for several days.
  • Keep a distance from electrical wiring
  • In case of an electrically caused fire, NEVER try and put it out with water, this may cause electrocution.
  • Always keep a fire extinguisher at hand.

During the storm

  • Communicate with Franco Fernández & Asociados
  • If possible, take photographs or videos of damages.
  • Separate affected properties from ones that haven’t suffered any losses.
  • Take measures to safeguard properties. Protect your properties as if you did not have insurance.
  • Make an inventory after the loss.
  • Obtain the last inventory before the loss.
  • Get quotes for repairs or replacements of affected assets.
  • Protect affected properties against robbery or additional damages.
  • Dry any wet equipment or surfaces/areas.
  • If possible process any materials that might get ruined.
  • Cover with tarps any open spaces where water might continue to seep in.
  • Cover any machinery or equipment that require it.
  • Gather all proof of expenses related to the storm.
  • Do not throw away or dispose of any damaged or affected properties without previous authorization from your insurance provider or their representatives.


Caribe Asistencia 
Oficina: 809-540-5403 o 809-735-3500
Desde el interior: 1-200-2407

Casa del Conductor Santo Domingo 
Oficina: 809-381-2424 Ext. 230 
Emergencia: 809-735-3530 
Fax: 809-563-6851

Cuerpo de Bomberos 
Cuerpo de Bomberos de Guerra 
Tel.: 809-526-5189 

Servicios de Ambulancia 
Movimed: 809-532-0000 
Romed: 809-412-5555