Property Insurance

If you have property insurance, contact your insurance company as soon as possible. Ask your insurance company about your immediate needs such as a place to stay or restoration procedures.

Actions to Take

  • Check to see what actions are required of you. An inventory of your personal items may need to be made and their assessed value.
  • Every item in your home should be inventoried and no items should be thrown away without the approval of your insurance company.
  • If you are renting your home, you need to contact the owner as soon as possible.
  • When possible, take photos to document your belongings.

Local Restoration Companies

The local phonebook lists several companies that can assist you with board-up procedures and restoration of your home. Homeowners should check with their individual insurance company for prior approval before securing a contract for restoration services.

No Insurance

If you do not have property insurance, the following possible local agencies may be able to provide assistance.

  • American Red Cross
  • Crisis Counseling Centers
  • Department of Social Services
  • Religious organizations
  • Salvation Army