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Here you will find first steps after a wildfire and tips, tools and resources for recovering from a partial or total wildfire loss. Our main focus is on helping you navigate your insurance claim toward a full, fair and prompt settlement, but we also offer guidance on emotional recovery, debris removal, temporary living arrangements, government aid, construction issues, hiring professional help, and deciding how and if you will repair, rebuild or buy a replacement home.
- If your home is still standing after the evacuation order has been lifted,...
If you are told to evacuate immediately, do so. If you think you may have to evacuate, we suggest the following ASAP:
1) Document your home and "stuff". If you do not have a home inventory, create one before you evacuate. Take pictures or a video of each room and the exterior of your house to document your property. If you have the time, open closets and drawers. Build as much of an inventory as time permits including furnishings, artwork, jewelry, appliances, electronics, collections and special...Read More
As the painful process of recovery begins for those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by tornadoes, storms, or flooding in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, or Texas the focus will be on photographing and removing debris, inventorying losses, negotiating insurance payments and grieving.
In the months ahead, impacted residents will have to plow through paperwork and make important financial decisions. The word most commonly used to describe people's mind set after a natural disaster is "overwhelmed." While...Read More