With hurricanes and tropical storms threatening areas of the United States, we have provided the following information on preparedness and contingency:
After the Storm:
- Do what you can to secure all property from further loss. Cover roof damage with tarps and cover windows with plywood.
- Contact a local contractor to come provide a scope of damage.
- Contact your insurance Broker or Carrier to report any damage as soon as possible.
- You may have more than one insurance policy that will respond to the damage.
- Be sure you are reporting to all carriers where there could be coverage-Property, Auto, Flood and Windstorm.
For those affected, if you have a claim to report always contact your carrier immediately. It’s the fastest way to get claims processed. Insurance carrier claims teams are available 24/7.
This post was originally published in September 2017; updated August 2020.
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