State Department of Insurance hosts catastrophe crisis center

State Department of Insurance hosts catastrophe crisis center

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Catastrophe crisis companies were in North Charleston Wednesday answering to hundreds of flooding victims in the Lowcountry.

Officials say over 150 people turned out for the one day center.

Major insurance providers like Geico, State Farm, and All State were out there trying to help homeowners get on the road to recovery.

FEMA is also present trying to get a grasp of what kind of damage homeowners are facing.

Several of the frequently asked questions dealt with lower level damages in rooms, like basements and the kind of coverage they can get there.

There have also been discussions about flooding insurance.

Most general homeowner policies don't cover the flooding, so Wednesday's event was an opportunity to learn more about flooding insurance and what exactly your homeowners insurance covers.

"We encourage everyone to take a look at that, and if they don't have a flood insurance policy to think about that going forward," said Ann Roberson, the public information officer for the South Carolina Department of Insurance. "I know there's a lot to think about right now, but as they start to rebuild and recover, we encourage them to go ahead and think about that as part of their plan going forward."

The companies were out at the North Charleston Convention Center from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The companies and departments will travel to other areas of the state over the next few days.

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