Keep in mind that recovering from a disaster, especially one of such great magnitude like the Joplin twister, is a slow, gradual process.
Hannibal, Missouri (PRWEB) May 28, 2011
As a dedicated member of the Missouri community, Trust GDC has immediately taken action updating their Virtual Insurance Office to include a comprehensive Disaster Planning section, which houses a wealth of disaster planning guides, emergency preparedness checklists as well as frequently asked questions and emergency contact information.
Adding to the agency’s efforts, the team at Trust GDC has compiled a helpful outline for home and business owners to follow while beginning the necessary claims process. Filing claims after such a destructive storm may be one of the farthest things on Missouri residents’ minds, but Trust GDC’s advice strives to make the unfortunate process a bit easier:
1.The first step in the recovery process is to contact your insurance company.
2.Once it is safe to do so, take pictures of all damaged property.
3.Keep any receipts and other records as well as an itemized list that includes a detailed description of all of your losses. Do not throw out any damaged possessions or items until your insurance claims adjuster has visited your property.
4.While waiting for your claim, you as the property owner are responsible for making temporary repairs to ensure the building is not damaged further; actions such as boarding up windows to prevent water damage is a simple, temporary fix. Be sure to save all receipts from the supplies that are used.
Keep in mind that recovering from a disaster, especially one of such great magnitude like the Joplin twister, is a slow, gradual process. With the amount of devastation reported, expect delays and the claims process to take an extended amount of time.
Remember that safety should always remain the number one priority; do not visit or make temporary repairs to your property unless you are sure that the area is safe and clear of major, harmful debris. Missouri residents with any questions or concerns are welcome to contact Trust GDC, browse their online Disaster Planning resources or file a claim through the agency’s Virtual Insurance Office.
About Trust GDC:
For 128 years and counting, Trust GDC has been dedicated to creating long-term relationships with its clients and companies the agency represents. Providing a combination of business strategies, insurance and risk management, with integrity and trust, has lead Trust GDC to evolve into a most well-respected Missouri insurance agency. Striving to act in their clients’ best interest through professionalism, ethical business practices and continual education, Trust GDC also serves the diverse insurance needs of Illinois and beyond.