What to do if you were impacted by flooding

If you were affected by last night's flooding, there are measures you can take to protect yourself.

If you suffered property damage, you should:

  • Call your insurance agent or company as soon as possible. Make sure your agent has your contact information, especially if you have to move out of your home
  • Take steps to prevent more damage, as long as you will not endanger yourself.
  • Inspect property and vehicles for damage. Take pictures of any damage.
  • If you have to leave your home, check your policy for "loss of use" coverage
  • Be sure everything is considered in your claim. Back up claims with written estimates.

You should also be vigilant when it comes to finding the right contractor, to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

If you have any insurance questions, call the Ohio Department of Insurance's consumer hotline at 1-800-686-1526 or

GET HELP: the department's website.


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