As residents return to their homes in the voluntary phased re-entry of Fort McMurray, many are finding out for the first time, what exactly they have to come home to. Many will have damage to assess and some complete losses that they will need to report to their insurance company. Many insurance companies have already set up mobile claims centres in town and making concessions to make sure that they can do anything they can to make things easier for the victims of the fire.
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Wawanesa, announced today that they will be extending the maximum time of Prohibited Access coverage for their Fort McMurray and area policyholders. This coverage, which normally only lasts for two weeks, will be extended to 30 days to help residents who will most certainly be out of their homes for longer than the original time frame. Please find the full release below.
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As forest fires ravage Fort McMurray and residents remain under evacuation notice, insurance companies are mobilizing teams, extending hours and preparing to assist the thousands of residents affected by this disaster. For home owners in this area it's important to know how your property insurance can help you through this catastrophe.