Recovering from Disaster

Published Friday, November 09, 2012 8:35 PM

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. As you work to recover and move forward, we've assembled a list of helpful tools to aid the process.

Generator Safety

Many East Coast residents are relying on generators for electricity and heat as power outages continue. Be generator smart with these safety tips  from the Long Island Power Authority.

Food & Water Safety

Once the storm's rains and winds subside, safety concerns start to focus on food and water supplies. For a complete primer, read these two articles: A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms and Hurricanes  and Water and Food Safety After Hurricane: Can you drink the water and eat the food? Advice from the FDA.

Returning to a Damaged or Flooded Home

If you needed to evaucate your home and are now returning to a damaged property, please read this check list  of tips from the Red Cross before returning. Tips include bringing cameras to document damage for insurance claims and wearing protective clothing.

Insurance Claims

Educate yourself about how insurance claims work in order to get the best result. We've assembled several useful articles to get you up to speed:

Finally, we leave you with links to two of the best informational resources on disasters and their aftermaths: FEMA and the American Red Cross. Answers to many of your recovery questions can be answered here.

We wish you the best of luck as you work to recover and rebuild. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.


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