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Homeowners Insurance And Evacuation

This summer residents of Texas, Florida, and Louisiana were ordered to evacuate their homes because of impending hurricanes, and the news was flooded with images of cars jamming the highways, followed days later by images of damage to homes and businesses. Earlier this year, residents of Northern California evacuated their homes because of wildfires, which inspired similar stories.

No one likes to think of the possibility of being forced out of their home, but the reality is that extreme weather can happen anywhere – witness the several thousand people in Ohio who lost power for the better part of a week because of leftover wind and rain from Hurricane Ike – even that far inland.

If you live in a place likely to be evacuated because of extreme weather, here are some things you should know about evacuation and insurance.

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