Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon Launches Storm
Awareness Tour in Lake Charles
Released: May 1, 2006
Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon will kick off a statewide storm awareness
tour in Lake Charles on Tuesday, May 2.
His visit will include a trip to areas hit hard by Hurricane Rita, meetings with
local officials, a stop tonight to address the Cameron Police Jury and a noon luncheon
speech to members of the Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana from several
southwest Louisiana parishes. The luncheon will take place at Harlequin Steaks &
Seafood, 501 W. College, Lake Charles on May 2.
Commissioner Donelon will visit nine Louisiana cities in May and early June to discuss
some of the most important property insurance coverages policyholders may be overlooking.
Each area of our state has its own unique challenges with weather-related
losses. Policyholders in the inland areas of Louisiana may be most concerned with
tornadoes and hail storms, whereas residents along coastal Louisiana may be thinking
about the upcoming hurricane season which starts June 1 and runs through November
30. So I am urging policyholders statewide to reevaluate their insurance needs to
ensure they have the proper coverage, Donelon says.
The Commissioner warns policyholders one of the biggest concerns statewide is that
of adequate flood insurance. Some residents not mandated to purchase flood
insurance by their mortgage lender end up with flooded homes, Donelon adds.
Flood insurance, excess flood insurance and contents coverage are just a few
of the things I will talk to policyholders about during Storm Awareness Month.