your insurance agent as soon as possible. If you are unable
to reach your agent or insurance company, most policies require
you to have your home secured against vandalism and looting,
and allow advanced funds for your family to find lodging.
Keep all receipts, in order to be reimbursed by your insurance
company. If possible, do not disturb or remove any items
before the insurance adjuster arrives.
Some insurance policies provide for additional living expenses
until you are able to move back home. You must keep receipts
for all expenditures.
If you are a tenant, contact the resident manager, the owner
or the owner's insurance agent. It is the owner's responsibility
to prevent further loss to the site. See that your personal
belongings are secure either within the building or by moving
them to another location, such as the home of a relative or
friend. Contact your own insurance agent to report the loss.
The property owner's insurance, in most cases, will not cover
the loss of your personal belongings.
Insurance and Other Assistance:
- Contact your insurance
company as soon as possible
- If you are renting, contact the property owner or the
owner's insurance company.
- If you are not insured, contact your lawyer or the IRS
- Contact the American Red Cross for disaster relief
American Red Cross in Greater New York
520 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
Email Address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Telephone Number
If Your Property is not Covered by Insurance
Emergency assistance, including temporary shelter, food,
clothing, eye glasses, and medicine is available through
Red Cross and Salvation