Initial Emergency Steps
1. Protect your home
Board up windows, tarp the roof, and hire security personnel if necessary.
2. Locate Temporary Lodging
Check into a hotel or stay with family.
3. Remove Valuable Items
Remove any jewelry, bonds, stocks, money, firearms, check books, etc.
4. Pick Out Clothing You’ll Need
Pick out clothing for a specialty cleaner to process for you, such as work or church attire, sports uniforms, shoes, belts, purses, undergarments, and socks.
5. Report Your Loss
Contact your Insurance agents or insurance carrier to obtain a loss notice.
6. Contact Your Mortgage Company
Contact your mortgage company to report your loss.
7. Contact Community Outreach Groups
Contact your church, the Red Cross, counselors or other community outreach groups.