Over the past week, strong winds and severe thunderstorms have wrought havoc across the Mid-Atlantic. This 'derecho' storm struck Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Indiana, Ohio and New Jersey, with reports of winds topping 70 mph, uprooting trees and damaging numerous properties. While the hardest hit counties have received FEMA Emergency Declarations, insurance is still the main course to financial recovery for most homeowners and business owners.

By definition, disasters are rarely predictable, and few businesses are truly prepared for the full extent and nature of a disaster when it does strike. While recovery is never easy, there are a few key steps you can take before and after an event to help make your insurance claim;which is, after all, the basis for your financial recovery; go more smoothly. Review our Disaster Checklist today, to see what you can do pre- and post- event to help your disaster recovery efforts.

Remember, Adjusters International is here to help in the wake of any disaster. Give our public adjusters a call today, and see how we can help you on your road to recovery.