Here at the Goodman Agency we want to make sure that all of our clients are prepared for Hurricane Joaquin to the best of their abilities. This has been labeled a category four storm here in Charlotte which is a state of emergency. Throughout North Carolina, residents can expect up to ten inches of rainfall. Fortunately, Charlotte should not see nearly that much.
While Charlotte is not expected to see such drastic amounts of rainfall, we are still under flash flood watch. All Charlotte residents should take their safety seriously. Along with flooding, Charlotte residents need to be aware of trees at risk for falling and causing damage. One so called “hot-spot” for dangerous flooding is not too far from the agency, located in the 8800 block of Providence Road, south of Pineville-Mathews Road.
Charlotte Mecklenburg police have been very clear about the risks of flooding, urging everyone to avoid driving or playing through standing water. It’s difficult to tell how deep that water is, and it can sweep people off their feet very quickly. Do not let your children play in still water, creeks, streams, etc. These situations can cause serious harm extremely quickly.
In addition to avoiding still water, call in severe flooding to 911 and clogged storm drains to 311. Keep water, snacks, flashlights/candles, emergency telephone numbers, and your credit card information in both your home and car.
If you need to file a claim and cannot reach us, please contact your insurance provider’s claim department with the information below:
Nationwide Claims: 1-800-421-3535
Progressive Claims: 1-800-274-4499
Allrisks Claims: fax- 410-741-3265 and email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Travelers Claims: personal lines – 1-800-252-4633 and commercial lines – 1-800-832-7839
Hartford Claims: 1-800-243-5860