New Yorkers were urged to take precaution yesterday and prepare for severe weather that moved through the area. Governor Cuomo decided to activate the State Emergency Operations Center and told residents to carefully follow the storm’s progress. Storms bringing strong wind and heavy rain, as well as the possibility of tornados can cause extensive damage and residents should always take action to stay safe and limit damage.
The Northeast anticipated the same kind of storm that created power outages for millions last month, as reported by Bloomberg. The storm did cause extensive damage especially in Elmira, NY, which was reportedly hit by a tornado, according to CBS.
Tips During a Storm
The Governor gave tips for what to do before a storm such as tying down or bringing inside anything that could become a projectile during severe weather, checking basement sump pumps, having a generator and checking on neighbors. And during a storm: staying away from windows, staying off roads, keeping cellular devices charged and many other things to keep in mind. Here’s his complete list of tips during a storm.
But as much as you may take every precaution for severe storms, also prepare what your plan will be after one to recover from your damages.
Getting Help with Insurance Claims After Storm Damage
In the first six months of 2012, severe storms accounted for $8.8 billion of insured losses, according to the Insurance Information Institute’s Half-Year Natural Catastrophe Review. After a storm, if your home or business is severely damaged, know that you don’t have to face it alone. The insurance claims process can be daunting, but with a New York public adjuster, you can rest assured your claim is being fully managed. Public adjusters are experienced at managing insurance claims and can help you maximize your recovery and make sure it happens as quickly as possible.
WorldClaim has offices all over the world, including a main corporate office with a New York public adjuster available to help you. If you’re trying to get your home or business back in order after a serious storm or natural disaster, please let our family help yours.