NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters covering the insurance implications of the hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans are encouraged to contact the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) for information, expert interviews and analysis.
The I.I.I. can provide coverage information and claims filing tips, as well as historical data and background on hurricanes, tropical storms, flooding and other catastrophes, including the following:
- Catastrophe Insurance Issues backgrounder
- Flood Insurance backgrounder
- Facts and statistics on Flood Insurance and Hurricanes
- Hurricane Fact Files and Market Share by State (including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the Northeast).
- Facts and statistics on Tornadoes
Wind damage from tropical storms, hurricanes and tornadoes is covered under standard homeowners, renters and business insurance policies. Flood damage resulting from heavy rain, storm surge and hurricanes is excluded under standard policies. Flood coverage is available, however, from FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and from a few private insurers.
Damage to cars from tropical storms or hurricanes is covered under the optional comprehensive portion of an auto insurance policy. This includes wind damage, flooding and even falling objects such as tree limbs.
I.I.I. spokespeople are available for interviews and can also arrange for you to speak with other I.I.I. subject matter experts.
- Lynne McChristian: 813-480-6446; [email protected]
- Elianne González (Spanish-language):954-684-4410; [email protected]
- Bill Davis, Southeastern Media Representative: 770-331-9279; [email protected]
- Michael Barry, Vice President, Media Relations: 917-923-8245; [email protected]
- Jeanne Salvatore, Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer: 917-612-4088; [email protected]
- Loretta Worters, Vice President, Communications: 917-620-0982; [email protected]
Other online resources available to reporters include:
- Disaster Planning for Older Adults
- Homeowners and Renters Insurance
- Insuring Your Business: Small Business Owners' Guide to Insurance
- Preparing an Evacuation Plan
- Settling an Insurance Claim After a Disaster
- Are You Underinsured?
- Disaster Planning with Pets
- Don't Be a Dummy About Flood Insurance
- Filing a Homeowners Insurance Claim: Six Steps
- Home Inventory Software
- Making Your Home More Hurricane-Resistant: Five Steps
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SOURCE Insurance Information Institute