On September 10th, Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane. Wind and water damage has ravaged the southeastern part of the United Sates as well as other Caribbean countries and islands. Have you been affected by Hurricane Irma? If so, it’s time to start recovering from the storm. And you need help to do it.
Have you been affected by Hurricane Irma?
If you have been affected by Hurricane Irma, you are most likely feeling overwhelmed with all the change associated with a disaster like this one. You are not alone. Thankfully, there are people in your area and around the United States that were not impacted by the storms and want to offer a hand to help you rebuild. Click here to fill out our needs request form and get the help you need in this difficult season.
What To Do After Being Affected by Hurricane Irma
After being affected by Hurricane Irma, there are numerous things that need to be done to protect you and your family, your home, and your livelihood. These include being prepared to file insurance claims, starting the clean up process, finding temporary housing if needed, and finding volunteers to help you rebuild your life.
Take Numerous Photos
If you have been affected by Hurricane Irma, you will be needing to file an insurance claim. In order to do this and get the compensation you need, they need evidence of the extent of the damage caused by the storm. Take numerous photos of sheet rock, evidence of mold, the flooring, the insulation, or any damaged furniture or valuables. The more photographic evidence the better. You cannot wait until an adjuster visits your home before you start the clean up process. This is because your health and home is in jeopardy of spiraling out of control.
Begin The Hurricane Clean Up Process
Start the hurricane clean up process by cutting out damaged sheet rock, removing impacted flooring, tossing out unrepairable furniture/goods, and throwing out anything that cannot be disinfected. You will need help to do this as this is backbreaking work. Don’t feel alone! Sign up here to have volunteers connect with you.
Find Temporary Housing If Needed
If your home has been severely damaged, you may be looking at finding temporary housing. This process can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. You can list your housing needs on Relief List and get offers for free or heavily discounted rates. Click here to list your housing needs.
Find Volunteers That Haven’t Been Affected by Hurricane Irma to Help
The to do after a hurricane is to have a team of volunteers that have not been affected by Hurricane Irma to help out with various needs. These needs can include clean up, moving, meals, housing, donations, emotional support, etc.. Let us know how we can help you.