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 Your Finances

Recovering from a disaster can seem financially overwhelming. Take things one step at a time.

Call your insurance agent right away to file a claim. Take pictures or video of any damage and water in your house. Save damaged items. This will make filing your claim easier. If you are required to dispose of a damaged item, document it on a list and keep a swatch of material or other sample of the item. This will help show the insurance adjuster what has been lost.

Notify your creditors, bank and employer. Be sure they have updated contact information in case you cannot stay in your home. Explain your situation and try to negotiate a payment arrangement that does not create an undue burden. Click here to register for assistance if you are a victim of a federally declared disaster.

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