With yet another above-normal hurricane season underway, it’s important to have a storm damage emergency contact list.
You’ve boarded up windows, relocated patio furniture, and literally tied-down any loose ends. Despite your efforts, you awake to water in your home from a damaged roof. Now what? You’ve focused so much on prevention that you never considered what to do if your home was actually damaged. According to a recent NOAA report, there’s a 60% chance of an above-normal hurricane season (NOAA, 2021). With the hurricane season already underway, now is the time to start preparing. Think back to the opening scenario. Imagine the stress of having storm damage to your home, coupled with scrambling to figure out what to do and who to call first. While having a storm damage emergency contact list will not immediately fix your damage, it will certainly help things run a lot smoother. So, where do you start?
Organization is the key to creating an effective storm damage emergency contact list.
Start with a list of categories that will help you organize your list. For example, you can group agencies by their governmental level, such as county, state and federal. Additionally categories should include insurance, local utility companies and important apps (such as FEMA, Red Cross, Florida 511, etc.) (WFTS Digital Staff, 2021). Other considerations to add to your list include:
- Florida Emergency Information: 1-800-342-3557
- Emergency referral line: 211
- FEMA Registration: 800-621-3362 |TTY 800-462-7585
- Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: 800-435-7352
- Elder Affairs: 800-963-5337
- Florida Insurance Claim Hotline: 800-277-8676
Finally, one of the most important contacts should be ComeBack Restoration. Not only do they provide efficient and reliable restoration services, but they also provide insurance claim assistance.
ComeBack Restoration should be at the top of your storm damage emergency contact list.
ComeBack Restoration has over 30 years of experience in the restoration business. Therefore, in the event that you’re inexperienced in dealing with storm damage (and hopefully you are), you can have the peace of mind that they’ll guide you through their process. Of course, ComeBack’s services are not just limited to water damage restoration, as they also provide mold remediation, fire and smoke restoration, insulation extraction and Corona Virus disinfecting. Finally, they understand that some issues require immediate attention, which is why they offer 24-hour emergency services. Therefore, your storm damage emergency contact list is incomplete if it does not include ComeBack Restoration.
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