TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
As a Philadelphia home insurance policyholder, you may have had to file a claim for one of the many severe weather systems that hit the region each year. Mother Nature has the ability to break windows, remove roofs, and tear down entire homes. Did you find that you were sufficiently covered during these calamities or was your family burdened financially by the repair bills?
The most costly of all these disasters was Hurricane Irene, which was downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it hit Pennsylvania on August 27, 2011. While it was responsible for no deaths or injuries, it caused significant damage across the eastern part of the state, of which $700,000 occurred in Philly.
The peak winds were clocked at 50 MPH. The storm also caused flooding throughout the affected areas, thanks to the up to seven inches of precipitation that fell on Pennsylvania. During the aftermath authorities found countless Philadelphia people living without electricity, 400 trees uprooted, 20 roads closed, and 7 structures completely destroyed.
How did your family fare during Irene? Are you prepared for the coming hurricane season? Before the storms start brewing, it may be a good idea to boost your Philadelphia home insurance and disaster coverage to ensure you are adequately covered.