t StormClaim.com, our experienced public adjusters hope our residents never need us to assess their property after a hurricane passes through their city. Unfortunately, the inherent nature of living often comes with the necessity of filing a storm damage claim, which can only be accomplished if everyone is safe after the hurricane passes.

To follow are a few tips to help before and after the hurricane places your life on hold.

Be Prepared for a Hurricane’s Arrival

The best way to deal with a hurricane making landfall is to minimize any confusion in your household first.

Be sure all family members know what to do — whether it is sheltered in place, or how to contact one another during an emergency — before the storm arrives.

Purchase supplies that will allow you to remain in your home, so you do not have to leave until it is safe to do so.

Those supplies may include:

  • Battery-powered or hand-cranked radios
  • Camera for photos of any damage that occurs during the storm
  • Cellphones with chargers
  • Copies of important personal documents
  • Emergency blankets
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • First aid kits
  • Flashlights
  • Food and water
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Medications
  • Multi-purpose tools
  • Protective clothing and sturdy shoes
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Supplies for vulnerable housemates, like babies and pets

Be sure to subscribe to emergency notices via email, text messages, or push notifications to stay informed of upcoming weather patterns and current hurricane dangers and create an evacuation plan for when it is necessary.

Board windows, secure entrances, and store all outdoor objects, so they do not become dangerous projectiles during high winds.

Remaining Safe After the Hurricane is Over

After the hurricane has passed, be sure your local authorities have given the approval to go outside and check for hurricane damage. In some instances, flooding, fires, downed trees, and powerlines can cause significant injuries or even death, so proceed outdoors with caution.

If your property has been damaged by the hurricane, make a complete list of what went wrong and take pictures or videos of the damage, so it can be seen by the insurance company in its original form.

Prepare to File a Hurricane Damage Claim 

To pursue the financial recovery you deserve for your hurricane property damage, you will need to file a claim with your insurance company.

Before allowing the insurance company to put your claim into their standard practice of delaying the assessment, undervaluing the damages and losses, or simply denying your claim contact our skilled public adjusters to survey the damage for you.

We do not work for the insurance company, and only provide an objective evaluation of what your hurricane damage is worth, so you can pursue the best outcome for your unique needs.

Storm Claim gives you peace of mind and gets your property back to pre-storm condition faster and safer. Contact us to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can produce solutions for your unique recovery needs by calling 844.967.8676, so you do not have to face the storm alone.



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