Friday, August 25, 2017:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all in the path of Hurricane Harvey from Corpus Christi up to Galveston, and other coastal areas of Texas.
For hurricane storm preparation information, please see: https://www.favrepa.com/faqs/hurricane-preparedness/
Remember to take care of lives first. We can help with insurance issues and storm damage after event has passed.
Monday, August 28, 2017:
What Should I Do After Hurricane Harvey?
It’s only natural to for us to let our guard down. It’s called “normalcy bias”. We figure that because something hasn’t happened in a long, long time that it is not going to happen. We all have very short memories, even when it comes to hurricanes, unfortunately. The Weather Channel recently stated that it’s been more than ten years since a major hurricane has made landfall. That’s a record-breaking streak…that streak was recently broken by Hurricane Harvey making landfall in Texas this week. So what can you do after a storm like Harvey hits to protect you and your family?
Search Surroundings and Contact Loved Ones
The very first thing you need to do is get in touch with loved ones to let them know that you’re ok. In this case, hopefully your loved ones are not in the same impact zone area. So, make sure to get on the phone if possible, send an email or any other way that you can let them know that you and your family survived the storm. As soon as the immediate coast is clear within your house make sure to check your surroundings outside of your house. A broken gas or water line, or worse a downed power line, can be very dangerous. So after contacting your loved ones make sure that you contact your local utility service if need be.
Clean. But be Careful
The natural inclination as a parent or homeowner is to want to clean up your house and your yard as soon as possible. We all want to get us and our children’s lives back to normal as quickly as possible. That means cleaning the place up. But you must be careful as there could be standing water in or outside of your home which could create a deadly electrical hazard. Exposed structural damage, broken glass or other shrapnel as well as downed trees can all create an unsafe space for you and your family. Be careful.
Call Insurance Company and a Public Insurance Adjuster
It will be important to quickly get on a call with your insurance company to begin the arduous claims process. Remember many families in your area will also be calling insurance companies to file a claim and most claims are processed in the order that they are filed. Get in line first. But equally as important as calling your insurance company can also be calling a public insurance adjuster like Scott M. Favre. A solid insurance adjustment firm employs experts in providing the policyholder with a complete property loss adjustment. Basically making sure that the insurance company does what they say and pays what they should on the damage to your property quickly.
For more information about what to do after a disaster, please see: https://www.favrepa.com/after-a-disaster-strikes/