Hurricane Sandy Tool kit: Preparation, tracking & insurance resources

The following are resources to help you track and prepare for Sandy – along with insurance related resources should you incur any damage. We’ve also included some good info gleaned from past hurricanes, if still relevant.
Storm Tracking
MSNBC Hurricane Tracker
Storm Central 2012 at the NOAAA
National Hurricane Center Facebook
Weather Underground – including co-founder
Dr. Jeff Masters WunderBlog
New England Emergency Resources
CT: @CTDEMHSConnecticut Deparment of Emergency Services
MA: @MassEMAMA Emergency Management Agency
ME: @MaineEMAMaine Emergency Management Agency
NH: @NHgovReadyNH
NY: @NYSDHSESNY Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
RI: @RhodeIslandEMARI Emergency Management Agency
VT: @vemvtVT Emergency Management
Hurricane Preparation
It Is Not Too Late to Conduct a Home Inventory In Preparation for Hurricane Irene – Still relevant info
Common Sense Advice Before & After a Hurricane
Preparing an effective evacuation plan
Checklist for protecting your technology before & during a hurricane
Disaster Planning for Small Businesses – a checklist from the
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, which covers key steps for preparation, as well as an overview of related insurance issues that you need to consider.
Hurricane Preparation Tips and Disaster Preparedness – from the Insurance Information Institute
Hurricane Safety Checklists – from the Red Cross
Insurance Matters
Homeowners Insurance Policies in Many Coastal States Affected by Sandy Have Hurricane Deductibles
Hurricane & Wind Storm Deductibles
Claims reporting: Direct links to Renaissance Alliance insurance partners claims reporting pages – list includes 40 of the state’s major insurers. If your insurer is not listed here, contact your independent agent or the Mass Division of insurance’s main number (617) 521-7794 or the Consumer Information Hotline (617) 521-7794.
Tips for claims reporting: What consumers should know when faced with a loss – Important, but sometimes difficult, filing a claim can be one of the most frustrating processes during a crisis or following a major disaster. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners offers tips for what your insurance company needs to help you avoid problems getting your claims paid.

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