This week, Hurricane Florence strengthened to a Category 4 storm and most weather models predict a direct hit to North and South Carolina, with widespread effects throughout the east coast. Although it is hard to anticipate Florence’s total impact, it is important to monitor the forecast in your area and take the necessary precautions to reduce your potential damage from this storm.
Please review your coverage and carrier information and keep this information readily available in case you sustain a loss. Our insurance carriers are prepared to respond in the event of a loss and RCM&D is available to assist with your emergency claim needs. Please refer to our blog Preparing for Hurricane Florence for more information on what to do now, during and after the storm.
If you experience damage as a result of the storm, take these steps:
Photograph and document all damage
Conduct emergency/temporary basic repairs to prevent further damage
Contact your insurance carrier to report the loss
Save receipts from any emergency/temporary repairs that you make
Obtain estimates for permanent repairs
Compile an inventory of damaged items
Additional Information from RCM&D
For additional information about preparing and responding to a Hurricane event, please refer to our blog posts: