The reality of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction has been settling in leaving many people homeless wondering what to do now. Those displaced by the storm are returning to see what’s left. The impact of Hurricane Sandy has left a tremendous amount of destruction to the North East in it path.
An entire neighborhood in Queens, NY sticken by fire has been replace by burned rubble. In Manhattan, subways are still cut off by flooding. Parts of Hoboken remain underwater and thousands have been trapped in their homes for over 72 hours. Along the Jersey Shore, sandy ripped homes from their foundations and filled the streets of Seaside Heights and Ocean City New Jersey with sand. In Woodbridge, emergency officials say thousands of gallons of oil spewed from a refinery tank ruptured in the storm.
Yesterday, President Obama promised federal help during a tour through the mangled communities of seaside New Jersey. Getting back to life as usual is proving complicated throughout the north east region creating long lines for food and gas.
While there is no doubt that the final cost of the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sandy will exceed a billion dollars, the question is just how high this figure will go.
Although it’s far too early to pinpoint an exact dollar figure, AON-Benfield says that it’s not unreasonable to assume that total economic losses may rival or surpass the $15.8 billion that Irene caused last year.
The Public Adjusters at Vermeulen Associates are ready to assist anyone that has be affected by the winds, floods or fires caused by Hurricane Sandy. In order to receive the maximum Hurricane Sandy Insurance Claim settlement, you the policyholder will need the assistance of a Public adjuster. At Vermeulen Associates we know what it takes to get the job done.