CID: Be Prepared

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Connecticut is at risk for many types of disasters including catastrophic weather and health pandemics. The Connecticut Insurance Department (CID) offers resources year round to help you prepare for the worst and recover as quickly as possible. In the event of a disaster, the CID will:
  • keep you in touch with your insurer
  • Work with state and federal emergency personnel to quickly get insurers to damaged areas
  • Expedite the claims process to help you recover your losses, rebuild your life and livelihood

Summer/Fall: Atlantic Hurricane Season - June 1 to November 30
 
 
The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season officially arrived June 1. In the past two years, Tropical Storm Irene and Superstorm Sandy battered Connecticut and caused widespread damage. It is essential to be prepared when it comes to protecting property and making sure you are adequately insured. The resources on this page can help prepare and safeguard your property.
 
 
 
 
{Superstorm Sandy in Connecticut}

  Fast Facts
 
What's the Risk In Connecticut
  • CT has $479.9 billion worth of property insured on its coastline, 6th highest of 18 Atlantic states
  • The value of CT insured coastal property is 64 percent of all insured property in the state, 2nd only to FL
Did you know...?
  • Flooding is not covered by standard homeowner's insurance
  • Flood insurance is available through the National Flood Insurance Program
  • To learn more about flood insurance and how to acquire it: visit www.floodsmart.gov
 
Before the Storm:
After the Storm:
  • Contact your insurer as soon as possible
  • Take photos of the damage
  • DO NOT make permanent repairs until your insurer has inspected the property
  • Keep a diary of all contact, conversations with your insurer
  • Claim filing tips
  • Guard against fraud
Helpful Resources:
 
 
Remember when disaster strikes: Contact the CID if you have difficulty reaching your insurer, have a claims dispute or have questions on any insurance-related topic. By phone: 800-203-3447 or 860-297-3900 or use our online options.
 
 
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Content Last Modified on 5/31/2013 4:24:30 PM