Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have brought widespread destruction and extraordinary damage to property that will require a long recovery. Individuals will need substantial relief to replace and repair homes and personal property. This blog provides guidance about insurance and governmental resources available to assist individuals after these Hurricanes and discusses common issues and questions arising in seeking aid. Topics covered are disaster issues relating auto insurance, flood insurance, homeowners insurance, SBA disaster relief loans and refinancing, FEMA aid, mortgage forbearance, replacement of original documents, legal aid for low income individuals, and other related questions. For a helpful written compilation of links to resources: Reed Smith Harvey Relief Guide, Reed Smith Irma Relief Resources Guide, and Know Your FEMA Rights.

For information on Disaster Relief Resources For Individuals After Hurricanes Harvey And Irma, please view our video with partner James Davis and associate Emily Garrison.