Op-Ed: Important Post-Storm Insurance Info

[box]By State Representative David Yaccarino (R-North Haven)[/box]

In light of the severe property damage associated with Tropical Storm Irene and Winter Storm Alfred I wanted to pass along important information regarding insurance and other recovery resources. I spoke with representatives from the state’s insurance department and they provided me with the following:

Connecticut’s Insurance Department
Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi


Tips for filing a claim:

1- Document damage with photos and/or video
2- Make temporary repairs to protect property from further damage and keep your receipts
3- Document all interactions with your insurer. Keep a diary of phone calls, e-mails and names of company representatives

Other Resources

Standard homeowners policies do not cover flooding. Coverage is available through the national Flood insurance Program. Federal assistance may also be available for some damage.

National Flood Insurance Program
1-888-621-FEMA (3362)
TTY (800) 462-7585

United Way Statewide Info Line 2-1-1
phone: 2-1-1

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