After The Storm

Generator Safety

A generator is something everyone should keep in their home or workplace in case of a disaster. It can keep the lights and fans running as well as other necessities such as refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, stoves, air conditioners, washers and dryers, televisions and computers. After a disaster, a generator can be used to run your outdoor power equipment when cleanup is needed.

Cleaning Up Safely

The City of Pensacola will determine if a storm warrants special debris collection. After a severe storm, residents should follow regular service schedules and watch for changes published in the local news media. Storm debris should be prepared for pickup as quickly as possible since special collection may be available only for a limited time. After the designated time, debris will be the responsibility of the property owner.

Insurance Claim Tips

Contact your insurance agent as quickly as possible informing them of your losses. If you are relocated temporarily, provide the new address and phone number. Your insurance company may send a claim form for you to complete, or an adjuster may visit your home first before you are asked to complete any forms. Many homeowners’ policies cover additional living expenses, such as an advance if you need temporary shelter, food and clothing due to sustained damages.