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RETURNING 

TO YOUR HOME

During this emotional time after evacuating from extreme weather, we want to

remind you to exercise caution when returning back to your home and community. 

When returning home be mindful of the large amount of emergency crews that are responding to the affected areas. Please try to stay out of their way and be as patient as possible with the inconvenience of them taking over roadways while doing their work. 

Only return to your home when authorities indicate it is safe.  Watch out for debris and downed power lines and avoid walking or driving through flood waters.  Flood waters may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines and may hide dangerous debris or places where the ground is washed away.

You are advised to photograph damaged property in order to assist in filing an insurance claim and do what is possible to prevent further damage to the property. (e.g. put a tarp on a damaged roof, secure a structure that is unstable), as insurance may not cover additional damage that occurs after the storm.

Immediately contact your insurance company and file a claim.  Get your insurance company's contact information online at the Department of Insurance for the state where the damage occurred. 

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