Those with either no or insufficient insurance coverage may seek financial assistance from FEMA, if they live or work in a county covered under a federal disaster declaration.
What does insurance cover?
- Standard homeowners and business insurance policies generally cover winter storm losses such as water damage from burst pipes and damage to structures caused by fallen trees and the weight of ice and snow.
- Renters insurance covers losses to personal property (e.g., furniture, bedding) within your individual apartment. Damage to an apartment building is covered by the property management company’s or owner’s insurance policy.
- Homeowners and renters insurance also includes Additional Living Expenses (ALE) coverage if your residence is made uninhabitable because of a covered loss.
- Multi-vehicle accident damage is generally covered under either the mandatory liability portion of a negligent driver’s auto policy; or the optional collision coverage portion of a policy.
- Damage to a vehicle from a crash into an object (e.g., tree, guard rail) is covered under collision coverage.
- Damage to a vehicle from fallen tree limbs or ice is covered under optional comprehensive auto coverage.
- After a natural disaster, you want to get back to normal as soon as possible. Your insurance agent is there to help you. You may get multiple checks from your insurer as you make temporary repairs, permanent repairs and replace damaged belongings. Now is the time to contact our agency for a no-obligation review of your coverages even if you did not buy the policy through our agency.