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Posted on: September 4, 2021

Flood Insurance Claims and More Information

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The City of Norwalk Offers Information on Filing Flood Insurance Claims and How to Clean Up After a Flood


INSURANCE CLAIMS

If your property has flooded, promptly report the loss to your insurance agent or company. An insurance adjuster will be assigned to work with you throughout the claims process. The adjuster will call to set up a time to inspect your property in-person or remotely within a few days. Ask if you can get an advance payment. Advance payments are deducted from the final claim payment. Complete details from FEMA can be found HERE.


CLEANING UP AFTER A FLOOD

When your house floods, the water can wreak havoc on the structure of the house, your belongings, and the health of the inside environment. Flood waters contain many contaminants and lots of mud. High dollar items can get ruined all at once, even with just an inch of water, for example: carpeting, wallboard, appliances, and furniture. A more severe storm or deeper flood may add damage to even more expensive systems, like: ducts, the heater and air conditioner, roofing, private sewage and well systems, utilities, and the foundation. More details from FloodSafety.com can be found HERE.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

FloodSmart.gov

FloodSafety.com

Fema.gov

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