NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Damage to insured properties caused by the explosion in East Harlem, New York, earlier today are likely to be covered by standard property insurance policies, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).
Standard property insurance policies purchased by building owners, businesses and renters typically cover damage due to explosion, fire, smoke and building collapse. Coverage could include damage to the buildings themselves, damage to the inventory of any businesses in the buildings, and to the personal possessions of renters as well as the cost of additional living expenses for those who are unable to live in their apartments due to the destruction. In addition, in some circumstances business interruption/income coverage may apply.
Cars damaged by the explosion may be covered under the optional comprehension portion of an auto insurance policy.
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SOURCE Insurance Information Institute