MEDIA ADVISORY: I.I.I. Insurance Experts Available Over Labor Day Weekend To Discuss Insurance Implications Of Hurricanes, Tropical Storms And Flooding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York Press Office: (212) 346-5500; media@iii.org

 

NEW YORK, September 2, 2016 — Reporters covering the insurance implications of the hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans are encouraged to contact the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) for information, expert interviews and analysis.

 

The I.I.I. can provide coverage information and claims filing tips, as well as historical data and background on hurricanes, tropical storms, flooding and other catastrophes, including the following:

 

 

Wind damage from tropical storms, hurricanes and tornadoes is covered under standard homeowners, renters and business insurance policies. Flood damage resulting from heavy rain, storm surge and hurricanes is excluded under standard policies. Flood coverage is available, however, from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and from a few private insurers.

 

Damage to cars from tropical storms or hurricanes is covered under the optional comprehensive portion of an auto insurance policy. This includes wind damage, flooding and even falling objects such as tree limbs.

 

Media Inquiries

I.I.I. spokespeople are available for interviews and can also arrange for you to speak with other I.I.I. subject matter experts.

 

Florida:

 

Georgia:

 

New York:

  • Michael Barry, Vice President, Media Relations: 917-923-8245; michaelb@iii.org
  • Jeanne Salvatore, Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer: 917-612-4088; jeannes@iii.org
  • Loretta Worters, Vice President, Communications: 917-620-0982; lorettaw@iii.org

 

Other online resources available to reporters include:

 

CONSUMER INFORMATION

 

PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS APPS

Know Your Stuff® Home Inventory tool

Know Your Plan® Disaster preparedness checklists

 

VIDEOS

 

The I.I.I. has a full library of educational videos on its You Tube Channel. Information about I.I.I. mobile apps can be found here.

 

THE I.I.I. IS A NONPROFIT, COMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATION SUPPORTED BY THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY.

Insurance Information Institute, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038; (212) 346-5500; www.iii.org

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