Fighting Back From Hurricane Irene
The entire Bogle Agency staff is at your disposal and ready to assist!
Today’s burning question for many folks is: “What will you have to toss?”
Although some residents of New Jersey’s trouble spots are still struggling with flooding caused by Hurricane Irene, for most in the state the water is receding. As the flooding subsides, a tremendous mess of water-damaged property is uncovered. Hurricane-weary homeowners from Jersey City to Manville are filling dumpsters and lining curbs with their garbage.
As some of you return to your homes for the first time, or regain power, please remember that all of us at the Bogle Agency are ready to help! Our office in Lyndhurst is OPEN and ready to serve you with claims assistance, or if you just have questions with your coverage. We can be reached at either of the following telephone numbers, 201-939-1076, or toll free at 1-877-453-7358. You can also visit us at our website: www.bogleagency.com.
Here are our tips to you to assist with your recovery. Check out some of the links below for more information.
Check this out from our friends at Trusted Choice. http://www.trustedchoice.com/Content/Articles/cleaning-up-the-mess.aspx. They offer many good tips on helping you to recover.
Here’s a radio link from Moneywatch.com on expediting your claim processing: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tips-on-expediting-your-post-storm-insurance-claim-2011-08-30?link=MW_home_latest_news
As you clean up, do keep in mind official advice to keep detailed records and photographs of Hurricane Irene damage for possible reimbursement later by FEMA. More information can be obtained from the Official FEMA disaster website at: http://www.fema.gov/news/disasters.fema
Local authorities suggest watching this site, and have your application ready when, and if, our area is labeled a disaster area. http://www.fema.gov/assistance/index.shtm
We also urge you to remember that three months remain in Atlantic hurricane season!
The Atlantic hurricane season is defined as the time frame from June 1 through Nov. 30 when most tropical cyclones, such as Irene, are expected to develop across the Atlantic Ocean.
“No one can predict what’s going to happen the rest of the season, hurricane-wise,” said state Climatologist David Robinson. “It’s been an active season thus far. We’re making our way through the alphabet, which is the practice of naming storms in alphabetical order.”
Irene was the first hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. since 2008 and the first to make landfall in New Jersey since April 1903 [which did not cause the level of flooding seen in October 1903 or this week in North Jersey.]
“The belief is that it’s going to remain an active season for the next month or so, but that’s for the entire Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean and the Gulf,” said Robinson. “As to whether any storm makes its way up the East Coast again, it’s uncertain. Yes, the potential’s there, but there is nothing that says that because we had this storm, we can’t have another; but there’s also nothing that says because we had this storm we will have another.”
“We can’t really project if another storm will come up the East Coast,” Robinson continued. “The steering currents that pushed Irene up the East Coast are gone at the moment, but they may be back in a week. or a month. We don’t know.”
When possible, ready yourself and your family for the next time something like this might happen.