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Storm surge risk maps updated by National Hurricane Center

Written by: Sill Public Adjusters

Storm surge risk maps updated by National Hurricane Center

The National Hurricane Center has released an updated version of its Storm Surge Risk Map. The Storm Surge Map is an interactive tool demonstrating flood vulnerability for people living in hurricane-prone areas.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the new map features a "better resolution of inundation risk and additional mapped locations."

The map can be used to find out if you live in an evacuation zone or to learn more about where you should evacuate in the event of a hurricane.

VISIT | Use Storm Surge Map

The map will also show expected water levels based on the hurricane's strength, from category one to category five.

Hurricane season is now in full swing, so anyone living in an area that could be affected by a storm should have a complete plan for their home or business.

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Storm surge is the most dangerous and destructive part of a hurricane. Massive amounts of water can be pushed onto land, engulfing anything in its path, devastating homes or businesses along the coast.

The National Hurricane Center says half of all deaths in hurricanes since 1970 are due to storm surges. It is essential to know that preparing for hurricane-strength winds is much different from preparing for a water wall of water.

If you live in an area that could be affected by a hurricane, you should visit our Hurricane Insurance Survival Guide.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, 25% of businesses never reopen after being hit by a storm. 

Our Sill Public Adjusters team, is experts at handling hurricane insurance claims. We can help your business recover from any disaster.

A public adjuster does not work for your insurance company; we represent the property owner's best interests throughout an insurance claim. A public adjuster can save you countless hours of work and thousands of dollars if your property is damaged during a hurricane.

Here's what we do:

  • Review current insurance policy, identify all coverage limits
  • Inspect your property damage, assess and document all value
  • Handle all communication with the insurance company
  • Ensure your insurance company gives you the coverage you deserve
  • Settle your claim much faster and for a more significant amount

Consumer Reports has recommended all property owners call a public adjuster to get professional help with an insurance claim.

Most property owners know they need to contact their insurance company, but many aren't aware that a public adjuster can help them file the claim.

Public adjusters can negotiate the terms and settlement amount and get your property repairs underway much faster.

Sill is the leading public adjusting firm in North America. We have offices throughout the United States and Canada, which means we can respond to any location within hours.

Here at Sill, we specialize in hurricane damage claims for businesses. Calling our team of licensed public adjusters right away after the storm is critical. We can take on the burden of handling each step of your claim so you can focus on your business.

When you hire Sill, we ensure that you get the insurance settlement you deserve. You can reach us 24/7 by calling 844-650-7455 after any storm.

SOURCE | National Hurricane Center