Reimbursed For Hurricane Food Loss Via Power Outage

@NailTech (6895)
United States
November 2, 2012 8:43am CST
Just a reminder to those who have had to throw out food from lack of electricity for days. Take pictures of everything and try and write down the prices the best to your knowledge. Most homeowners insurance will cover up to $500 lost. Have you ever had to throw out alot of food after a black out or losing electric for awhile? I bet that is so disheartening. I feel bad now especially too cause I went to 2 grocery stores yesterday and the shelves were emptied in most of the meat, eggs, dairy and frozen sections of the stores. I am hoping the remaining meat and some of the frozen food I didn't see yellow taped off or taken away had already been replaced in one store.
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@mariaperalta (19225)
• Mexico
2 Nov 12
good idea there, problem is most have such a high deductible its not worth it. But if you lost alot use it.
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@NailTech (6895)
• United States
3 Nov 12
I'm not sure how the deductible works or if on all the families. I hope it just helps someone though, it is a shame to waste money on food that was spoiled and they should be reimbursed for that loss too.
@celticeagle (109433)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Nov 12
That is sure good to know that atleast some insurance will pay for replacing up to $500 worth of food. Even at the prices of food now days that is alot of help. I hope they get the stores restocked. Things will get back to normal again, it just takes some time.
@NailTech (6895)
• United States
3 Nov 12
I posted something like that on my FB page too and hope it helps someone out there to remember to do this. I will feel good if it helps even one family. I hope they restock the stores faster as well, I have never felt this bad after any storm not even Irene last year.