Resources for Hurricane Ida
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida’s historic landfall on the Gulf Coast, damage to life and property is still being assessed, even as the remaining tropical storm moves inland and continues to wreak havoc across the southern United States. More damage is expected in the coming days from related wind, rains, floods, and power outages.
Nearly one million Louisiana residents are without power, hampering rescue and recovery and endangering the health and welfare of the local population, including hospitals crowded with COVID-19 patients.
In the days and weeks to come, impacted individuals and families will need to rely on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) and their insurers to help them recover from this devastating storm.
Blank Rome’s interdisciplinary Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Team (“SWERT”) has developed the following resources for those in the path of the storm, or with business interests in the affected regions, which we encourage you to share with your contacts via e-mail and/or social media:
- Early Recovery Checklist for FEMA and Other Related Emergency Services for Individuals and Businesses
- Insurance Checklist for Individuals in the Event of Hurricane Losses on the Gulf Coast
Our thoughts are with those in the path of the storm, and our SWERT team stands ready to provide assistance on FEMA and insurance issues to our clients and businesses who are impacted by these events. Please reach out to us if we can be of assistance.
Alan Rubin & John Heintz
Co-Chairs, Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Team