Regardless of the amount of storm damage you have to your home, it is important to call your insurance company to start the claims process as soon as possible. Most companies have a direct number for claims, but in a pinch, you can contact your insurance agent for direction as well.
This is especially important if you are unable to stay in your home due to the damage. If you are staying in a hotel, advising your insurance company up front is a good idea. Some policies offer reimbursement for hotel stays when your home is not safe to stay in.
Finally, it’s important to make a note of anyone you have spoken to at your insurance company, to keep a record of your conversations. Names, dates and extensions or ID numbers are always good items to keep in your file.