Be aware that the aftermath of a storm can be a dangerous environment, and you may need to switch off your home’s gas, electricity or water supplies. There could still be falling masonry or trees, damaged gas pipes, or electricity wires and flooding, so be alert.
If there is damage, the next step is to contact your insurer and get the claims process moving - here is an insurance claim checklist to help you through the process:
What to do after a storm - five steps to making a claim
1. Before you call, take photos of the immediate aftermath, and keep a record of any damaged property or possessions.
2. Most insurers have 24 hour emergency helplines, but in the wake of severe storms, power and phone lines can be damaged, so you may need to use a mobile.
3. Have your policy documents to hand and your insurer will talk you through the claims process.