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Hurricane Sandy
November, 02 2012

As many of us witnessed firsthand, Hurricane Sandy left many people without power, water and shelter for many days. Here in the office we have received numerous claims and concerns about property that has been damaged from the result of Sandy. We feel for our clients that have to deal with the effects and are open for any questions or concerns you may have.

We feel that being an insurance agency it is our duty to not only help you through the claim process and answering questions, but to also make valid suggestions of precautions in the event of another natural disaster:

 

  1. If you are unable to live at your home for an extended period due to power outage, loss of water or damaged to the home. Make sure to have a backup plan of where you can stay until your home is livable again. 
  2. Make sure that your have supplies ready before hand. Servpro of Lansdale and Warminster has a great list of supplies:

    HURRICANE PREPARATIONS
    • ?Water-at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
    • Food-at least a 3-day supply of non­perishable, easy-­to­-prepare food
    • Flashlight
    • Battery-­powered or hand­-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
    • Extra batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Medications (7­-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
    • Multi­purpose tool
    • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
    • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
    • Cell phone with chargers
    • Family and emergency contact information
    • Extra cash
    • Silver-foil emergency blanket
    • Map(s) of the area
    • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
    • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
    • Tools/supplies for securing your home
    • Extra set of car keys and house keys
    • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Insect repellent and sunscreen
    • Camera for photos of damage
       
  3. In the event that your property is damage please contact your insurance company ASAP to report the claim and make sure to keep a record of the damages such as photos, approximate date and time the loss happened.
  4. The most important thing to always remember is to keep yourself and your family safe.

We hope that everyone has recovered from the storm or if not is recovering smoothly.  Please contact us with any questions you might have about a claim or any damage to your property.