Secure yourself first. We can replace your home, but not your loved ones.
- Get to a safe place. If you do not have the resources for your immediate needs (i.e., food, clothing, and shelter), contact your local disaster relief services such as the Red Cross, The Salvation Army, or your local religious or civic organizations.
- If possible, board up any openings to protect the property from looters and vandals.
- Contact your local police department so they know the home will be unoccupied.
- Do not attempt to turn off the utilities. Typically, civil authorities will disconnect or disable water, electric or gas sources.
- Do not attempt to re-enter your home or property if you suspect roof or structural damage.
- Keep bills and receipts. Maintain an accurate record of any repairs made.
- Do not discard any items until your insurance adjuster has inspected the property.