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Posted on: October 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] COUNTY COMPILING DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR FEMA

The Frederick County Division of Emergency Management is collecting information from County residents and businesses on damage and losses suffered during September 29, 2015 through October 5, 2015.

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COUNTY COMPILING DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR FEMA

Frederick, MD – October 22, 2015: The Frederick County Division of Emergency Management is collecting information from County residents and businesses on damage and losses suffered during September 29, 2015 through October 5, 2015. The information provided will be part of the County’s Preliminary Damage Assessment, used to help FEMA determine if the County is eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance. Follow these important steps for reporting damages to personal property:

Step 1: Assess and document the damage
• Make a list of all the damages.
• Collect any pictures of the damages.
• Estimate how much you think it will cost for repairs or replacement of your belongings. If you have an estimate please us that number.

Step 2: Call your insurance company
• Locate your insurance policy documents and call your insurance company.
• Report damages. Your insurance carrier will advise you on coverage and next steps.
• If you are experiencing problems with your insurance, you may contact the Maryland Insurance Administration or to file a complaint: MD Insurance Administration Rapid Response Program or call 1-800-492-6116.

Step 3: File your report online
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/4550/Recover

Important information to have on-hand when filing your report:

• Contact information
• Address of the damaged property
• Name of the owner or renter
• Estimated pre-disaster value of the property (from your tax records)
• Estimated structural damage
• Estimated personal property loss
• Primary cause of the damage
• Insurance coverage for the losses and the amount of your deductible
• Is the property habitable (safe to live in)?
• Is the property accessible?
• Is the damage major or minor?
• A description of the damage


For more information on preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and hazards, visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/READY or contact the Department of Emergency Preparedness at 301-600-1746 or EM@FrederickCountyMD.gov.

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