It wasn’t the worst flood in the region’s history, but last year’s Egg Harbor flooding was definitely in the top 10.
And Egg Harbor flooding may only get worse as time goes on. As the Press of Atlantic City reported last year, precipitation totals on the wettest day of the year have slowly risen over the last 70 years. The number of rain events greater than two inches has gone from a little more than 10 in 1980 to around 30 in 2010.
The idea of a flood can be frightening. As with any emergency, you’ll do well to keep a cool head and be prepared. Here are a few ways to get ready for the next flood and alleviate flood damage.
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After years and years of dealing with NJ water claims, we call tell you there are a lot of reasons basements get flooded.
Heavy rains, hurricanes, burst pipes, backed-up drains and exploding water heaters. Whatever the cause, the outcome is the same: a waterlogged basement.
And dealing with those NJ water claims has shown us how much of a nightmare a flooded basement can be for homeowners.
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It’s something we see all too often in our line of work: Someone has had a claim denied by their insurance company, and they come seek out a public adjuster for help.
Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do for people after a claim is rejected. But a licensed public adjuster can play an important role when they become involved early in the process.
Read on to learn how using a public adjuster can help you avoid claim denial.
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We’re writing this in the midst of hurricane season, which means dealing with hurricane damage insurance claims. It’s been a few weeks since Hurricane Matthew hammered the Caribbean and the Florida coast.
When you own a home in an area where hurricanes occur, it’s important to understand what home insurance policies typically cover in the event of a major storm like Matthew.
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When you’ve suffered property damage, you’re not required to simply assume that the insurance company is providing you with adequate compensation for the loss. You’re well within your rights to hire a licensed public adjuster. In fact, when all is said and done, you’ll be glad you did.
One of the biggest challenges most owners face when looking at their destroyed property is being so overwhelmed by the destruction, they’re unable to fully process the magnitude of the loss.
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In the summer of 2005, the world watched in shock and horror as Hurricane Katrina flooded the city of New Orleans.
Eleven years later, and the people of Louisiana are dealing with more flooding, a disaster which the Red Cross says is the worst since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
The Red Cross expects the relief effort to take several months, with flood damage affecting tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
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