At this time of year, it’s common to see news reports with video footage of tornadoes touching down, destroying communities, and wreaking havoc with our lives. Each year tornadoes cause roughly $400 million in damages.
I’ve been fortunate; I’ve never personally experienced the devastation of a tornado. I can’t imagine how difficult it is for people to get their lives back on track after they lose everything. There’s so much for them to think about when trying to rebuild their lives.
If physical property, such as a house or car, is destroyed, people usually know they need to talk to representatives of their insurance company, their financial/lending institutions, etc. But what about identity theft? Financial information, along with other personal belongings, could be scattered for miles.
IDentity Theft 911 is a partner of West Bend ( West Bend is a partner of JDC Insurance) and a consultative provider of identity and data risk management. Matt Cullina, chief executive officer at IDentity Theft 911, recommends taking four steps after a disaster occurs. To learn more about those steps, visit his blog titled, “Four Identity Protection Tips After a Tornado.”
To learn more about how to protect you and your family from severe weather, visit the links below.
I am the Co-Owner of The Insurance Alliance. I love to speak nationally on the topic of insurance and I am the author of "Customer Service is Just Foreplay" an Amazon Best Seller. I don't sell insurance, I help people buy it.