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CFO Jeff Atwater: We Stand Ready to Help Floridians Through Post-Storm Cleanup

4/30/2014

Contact: Chris Cate
(850) 413- 2842
 
TALLAHASSEE – Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today issued the following statement regarding the devastating storms impacting the Florida Panhandle:
 
“Our thoughts and prayers remain with everyone who has been and continues to be impacted by the recent storms in the Southeastern United States. I urge everyone to follow news updates closely, and heed all safety warnings issued by local and state authorities.
 
“As the cleanup process begins in Florida, our Consumer Helpline stands ready and able to assist Floridians as they navigate the post-storm insurance claims process. By calling 1-877-693-5236, our dedicated team of insurance professionals is equipped to answer any and all of your insurance-related questions. During this stressful time, allow us to work on your behalf to ensure you are treated fairly by your insurer and that your claim is handled in a timely manner.
 
“I also encourage consumers to remain alert for potential scams that can arise following a devastating storm. When hiring a contractor, make sure he or she is appropriately licensed and carries adequate insurance coverage. Keep logs of all telephone conversations and make copies of all documents you sign.
 
“While the recovery process will take time, we are available to all who are in need, and I’m committed to doing everything necessary to ensure that our residents are aware of their rights and are being taken care of throughout the recovery process.”
 
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