2014 Hurricane Season Is Here: Long Islanders Urged To Prepare
Friday, May 30, 2014
Even while Long Island’s Sandy victims still continue to try to recover, we are already entering the official 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season. So what can Long Island homeowners do to get more financial help with hefty bills on currently damaged homes, and what should be among the first moves they make if hit by storm damage this year?
Some Long Island hurricane Sandy victims are still dealing with property damage and reduced incomes while being over charged on property tax bills. Those that are in this situation and have not found relief through other channels yet, can contact a local property tax adjuster to assist them in having their property tax bills reduced.
The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season which officially starts on June 1st, and runs through November is expected to bring 13 tropical storms, 3 to 6 hurricanes and 2 potential major hurricanes.
Preparing homes to brace the storms and assembling emergency supplies is critical. It is also smart for local homeowners to have advanced hurricane plans to know what they will do when a storm enters the box. The time to prepare, and put together a list of professional contacts and services to help is now. Know where you will go when a storm strikes and make sure to have cash available.
Long Island homeowners should review their homeowners’ insurance policies now and make adjustments as necessary to ensure they are fully protected. Once a storm is on the horizon insurance underwriters won’t issue new policies.
Together with insurance paperwork, Long Islanders should have attorney and property tax adjuster contact details stored in several formats, for easy access in the event of a storm.
Property Tax Adjusters, Ltd.’s phone number for your records is 516.513.0466
It is no secret that insurance companies can be difficult to deal with, and can take some prodding to get them to perform, just as it can take Nassau and Suffolk County some extra pressure from a professional to get them to appropriately adjust property tax assessments and rates after homes receive storm damage. So don’t leave home without this information.