With the approach of Hurricane Florence it appears that that NC, SC and VA are going to be significantly impacted by devastating winds and torrential downpours. There are some things that can be done in order to prepare for the storm by securing your home and preparing yourself to be ready to file for likely damages to come.
You can utilize the resources at this website (https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes) to help prepare for the storm. In addition, we strongly recommend downloading ReadyNC (or your state’s equivalent) to your smart phone as it provides great information like shelter locations, road closures, etc. Here are a few additional key steps – for insurance purposes – that we recommend taking:
- Take a video with your smart phone of the entire inside/outside of your home pre-storm
- Take still shots of high-value items such as computers, TVs, etc
- Also take pictures of the contents of your freezer/refrigerator
- Save your agent’s phone number/email and your insurance carrier’s phone number in your phone
- Keep a claim diary
These five steps will help facilitate a smooth claims process with quick and efficient communication with your adjuster.