Katrina (Water Damage) Library archive

This Library was originally created after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 as a resource for property and business owners, policyholder advocates, elected officials and the media.  It is designed to explain and help solve insurance claim problems faced by home and business owners after large scale catastrophes. The Library contains tips, articles, bulletins, forms, reports, statistics, links and a wealth of information. Editor’s Note: some of the information in this library may be superseded or outdated. United Policyholders thanks and acknowledges the law firm of Anderson, Kill & Olick for research assistance and support. 


The Water Damage Claim Help Library is operated by United Policyholders, a not-for-profit educational organization. It is intended for your personal information, education and communication. Please feel free to browse the Site; however, your access and use of this Site is subject to our terms of service and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms of Service. terms of use


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Project Manager:

Professor Adam Scales, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Library Managers:


Amy Bach, Esq. Exec. Dir., United Policyholders

David Kochman, Esq.

Library Consultants:

John N. Ellison, Esq.

Finley T. Harckham, Esq.