When a natural disaster strikes, we focus on the most important things: personal safety and the safety of friends and family. But, the National Corvette Museum Insurance program has a way to keep collector cars safe when disaster is ready to strike.
The NCM broadcasted the message ahead of Hurricane Michael, which struck and annihilated the Florida panhandle, but it’s good information to know for the next hurricane. Those enrolled in NCM Insurance can take advantage of collector-car relocation. The program provides relocation expense reimbursement for half of temporary relocation costs. The program is subject to a max of $200 per collector car and $2,500 per policy.
Many owners will relocate their cars to higher ground in the event of a hurricane or other kind of storm. Enclosed parking garages make excellent storage, as they’re high above the ground to keep storm surges at bay and they’re able to withstand major wind gusts.
The NCM provided a few tips for those who aren’t able to shuffle their cars out of harm’s way in the event of a hurricane, too:
- Take before photos of your vehicle to show the condition before a disaster strikes.
- Store copies of the registration and insurance documentation in a safe place.
- Place your vehicle(s) on jack stands as high as possible to raise it off of the ground.
While we can only hope hurricane season will taper off following Michael, it’s never a guarantee. And perhaps the information will help keep one precious item from being a total loss when disaster strikes.