Hurricane Irma was a Category 5 hurricane that made landfall on the 6th of September, 2017, resulting in 134 fatalities and costing nearly $65 billion in property damage, devastating homeowners and business owners in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Saint Martin, Cuba, the Bahamas, Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Turks and Caicos, the Eastern United States and more. Hurricane Maria, another Category 5 hurricane, struck just two weeks after Irma, killing a staggering 3,057 people and causing more than $91 billion in damage, making it the third-costliest Atlantic hurricane in history. Hurricane Maria was noted as the worst natural disaster on record to affect Dominica and Puerto Rico and while the immediate ferocity of these back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes has passed, hundreds of thousands of people in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and other affected areas are still suffering the consequences of Hurricanes Irma and Maria: from destroyed homes and lost possessions to demolished commercial buildings and crippled businesses.
Caribbean Claims was there to help directly after the hurricanes to make sure residents received the highest possible settlement in the shortest amount of time. Residential insurance claims for damage resulting from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria included:
- Internal damage to your home
- External damage to your home
- Damage to trees on your property
- Loss of personal property
- Expenses incurred during evacuation and home repair
- Costs of living away from home.