The amount of destruction, dislocation and loss of life caused by Hurricane Ian is still being calculated, but it’s horrendous, record-breaking and very sad. Wind damage is bad enough, but when combined with water, repairs are challenging and drying out is essential. Qualified and reputable help is very important. Local qualified and reputable is the safest bet, but those resources will be in very short supply. Genuine and not so genuine “helpers” will be pouring into the state, and impacted home and business owners will have to be extra careful about who they take advice from and who they hire for repairs.
United Policyholders has set up a Hurricane Ian Insurance and Recovery Help Library, and will be supporting recovery in the months and years ahead by working with trusted partners in the region and connecting impacted home and businesses with reliable and current information and resources.
This Tampa Bay Times article echoes our “Key Tips” guidance and quotes Rick Tutwiler, one of our long time Florida-based supporters: https://www.tampabay.com/hurricane/2022/09/27/what-do-if-hurricane-ian-damages-your-home