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Texas Braces for Hurricane Harvey. 10 Tips for Flood Insurance Claims


Flood Insurance

The warnings are urgent. Hurricane Harvey has strengthened to a Category 2 storm and could hit land with up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges. As heavy rain and gusty winds move in over Texas, coastal residents are deciding whether to flee their homes or to stay put and brace for a potentially life-threatening hurricane. Regardless of your decision, there are some things you can do to prepare your home for potential flooding.

Hurricanes of this magnitude not only cause catastrophic flooding but also catastrophic losses for homeowners. Some people have found themselves underinsured, or sometimes with no flood insurance at all. Did you know, flood insurance is not typically part of your home insurance policy? If you are not in a flood zone you can still purchase flood insurance. But even those homeowners with proper levels of flood insurance coverage, find themselves going through the often frustrating experience of filing claims and getting their lives back to normal. Though this process can be slow and confusing, recommends ten important steps when dealing with storm-related damage that can help take away some of the pain. Stay safe, Texas!

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Top 10 Facts Every Homeowner Should Know About Weather-Related Insurance Claims

With all the extreme weather and related property losses last year, many homeowners learned the hard way about how the insurance claim process doesn’t always work as expected. In disaster situations, a single storm can cause damage and affect the lives of thousands of people. Everyone experiences property losses at the same time, which complicates the situation for homeowners and the insurers.

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2013 Hail Damage

The results are in, and the destruction is on the rise

The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA) has published some jaw-dropping numbers showing hail damage at nearly all-time highs. No one quite knows why, but in addition to wilder weather, there are simply more and more homes being built in “hail alleys” around the country, particularly in the Midwest. Colorado’s Front Range is located in the heart of it, receiving the highest frequency of large hail in the world. If you live here, the chances are there will be three to four catastrophic hailstorms every year in your region, defined by as causing at least $25 million in insured damage.

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Lead-Paint Legislative Alert

California case ensures removal of lead paint from old homes, but… Do you know your house history?

The dangers of lead-based paint have been known for years, but a California court has put some teeth into legislation that now requires three companies, Conagra Grocery Products, NL Industries and Sherwin-Williams Co., to pay $1.1 billion to California cities and counties to remove the dangerous paint from literally millions of older homes. The judge ruled that these companies marketed paint that they knew was harmful, which merited the large fine.

The paint industry has defended against many similar lawsuits, and has won most of them, until now.

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Housefax, property reports provider, signs first listing site in revenue-sharing program to display link that lets users purchase reports

Housefax, a firm that harvests historical data from thousands of sources to produce property reports, has signed MilitaryByOwner Advertising Inc. as the first real estate listing site in its national affiliate marketing program, Housefax announced today.

Source: Inman News

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