Disaster Preparedness and Recovery - Hurricane Season

Storm surge damage to Texas coast after Hurricane Ike. Photo: NOAA
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Connecticut is at risk for many types of disasters including catastrophic weather and health pandemics. The Connecticut Insurance Department (CID) offers resources year round to help you prepare for the worst and recover as quickly as possible. In the event of a disaster, the CID will:

  • Keep you in touch with your insurer
  • Work with state and federal emergency personnel to quickly get insurers to damaged areas
  • Expedite the claims process to help you recover your losses, rebuild your life and livelihood

Summer/Fall: Atlantic Hurricane Season - June 1 to November 30

The Atlantic Hurricane season officially arrives June 1. It is essential to be prepared when it comes to protecting property and making sure you are adequately insured and understand your coverage. The resources on this page can help homeowners prepare and safeguard property.

Storm Information for Consumers

Need help with your insurance issues?
Contact Us:
Email: insurance@ct.gov
Or Toll Free Number: 800-203-3447

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What's the Risk In Connecticut

  • CT has $675 billion worth of property insured on its coastline, 6th highest of Atlantic and Gulf states
  • The value of CT insured coastal property is 66 percent of all insured property in the state, 2nd behind FL

Did you know...?

  • Flooding is not covered by standard homeowner's insurance
  • Flood insurance is available through the National Flood Insurance Program
  • To learn more about flood insurance and how to acquire it: visit www.floodsmart.gov

Helpful Resources:

Remember when disaster strikes: Contact the CID if you have difficulty reaching your insurer, have a claims dispute or have questions on any insurance-related topic. By phone: 800-203-3447 or 860-297-3900 or use our online options.