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Tips to help you recover faster and rebuild stronger after Hurricane Idalia
Apply for FEMA and SBA disaster assistance - Even if you have insurance, apply for disaster aid at disasterassistance.gov. The Small Business Administration (SBA) can also provide additional funding (up to 20% of a loan) for rebuilding projects that will meet the FORTIFIED Home™ standard.
If you were affected by a Presidentially declared disaster, like Hurricane Idalia, you might qualify for tax relief by the IRS. Qualifying FEMA disaster relief payments can be excluded from taxable income. Contact a tax advisor.
Avoid contractor fraud - With the right questions, you can find a quality roofer or contractor, avoid fraud, and get a stronger roof to protect your family. Download the Contractor Fraud Checklist for in-depth steps to take after Hurricane Zeta.
Learn how to inspect your roof for damage from Hurricane Idalia safely.
Insurance Claims and Federal Disaster Assistance after Hurricane Idalia
- File a claim with your insurer for both homeowners and flood insurance. Understand your deductibles. You will be responsible for these costs. Negotiate with your adjuster.
- Apply for FEMA disaster assistance (disasterassistance.gov). Applying will also allow you to apply for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, which offer low-interest rates.
- Avoid Fraud - Do not assign benefits to a contractor, called an Assigned of Benefits (AOB) contract. Talk with your insurance company about claims directly. Get three roof repair quotes in writing, on company letterhead. Check for a home builder or roofer State license. Download our Fraud Checklist
- Re-roof to FORTIFIED standards to strengthen your home and be eligible for insurance discounts.