Reach out to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Disaster Assistance Improvement Program and the American Red Cross, as well as state and local governments, for emergency assistance. You may also find help in your community.
“Disasters bring people together,” McClanahan said. “People are really good at helping people.
“If you have the ability to help, do it,” she added. “It may be you who needs help one day.”
Contact mortgage and other lenders if you may have trouble making loan payments.
If you’re going to file an insurance claim, inventory the damage before you start cleaning up.
Make temporary repairs to prevent further…