We’ve gotten a lot of questions about hurricanes, and a very common one is: What is the first thing I should do if I have hurricane damage to my home?
So we thought we’d talk a bit about that in this post and video.
The first thing you need to do is stay safe. It can be very dangerous trying to get back to your property with trees down, flooding, sinkholes, moving water, downed powerlines, etc. So that’s our first bit of advice, is to always put safety first.
Once you arrive home if you have evacuated, and you see that you have sustained damage to your home, go ahead and report that damage directly to your carrier as soon as possible. The reason to remember as far as why, is that there could be thousands of claims coming in due to the disaster, so the sooner you get your claim in, the higher you are in the response queue. But always refer back to staying safe first.