• Hurricane Harvey – Relief Update

    Posted on September 20, 2017 by in Texas Weather

    Hurricane Harvey

    Relief Update


    Here’s what to do

    If your house was damaged by Hurricane Harvey, you may be unsure of what to do next. Here’s a list of steps to take that will help make the impact a bit smoother as you move forward:

    1. Contact your mortgage servicer
    1. Call your insurance company
    • Find out your benefits as many hazard policies cover alternative living expenses such as temporary housing and meals
    1. Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance (even if you’re insured)
    • Waiting to file will cause you to miss the deadline
    • Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application required
    • Visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362
    1. Document the damage and secure the property once you can safely return
    • Insurers will want to see docementation through many photos
    • Keep all receipts for purchases after the storm
    1. Be alert for post-disaster scams
    • Watch out for phony contractors or fake offers form state/feeral aid
    • Suspicions of scams and fraud can be reported to FEMA at 866-720-5721


    Information provided by PrimeLending Shelley Lamb

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