Hurricane Katrina a storm that never was supposed to hit home
Things Changed so Quickly
It wasn't supposed to hit home. It was headed for Pensacola actually. My friends in Florida were planning to come to New Orleans to wait out the storm with me. Then that Saturday morning, things changed. Now it was headed to Biloxi and the storm surge would impact New Orleans.
The meteorologist started to cry and begged viewers to leave, if they could. I convinced my family that we should leave this time, and thankfully, we did.
Do you have a real evacuation plan?
When my family evacuated New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, nearly 13 years ago, we were lucky enough to have enough cash and fuel to get out of town. But you never really know if your plan will work, until you need to use it. We waited too late to board up our house. Too late to buy snacks. Almost too late to cross the bridge from Belle Chasse to the Westbank.
The 5-hour drive to Shreveport took 12 hours that day and it was 30 hours before we made it to Dallas. Our plan was just to get out, get a hotel room for a few days, and head back home. We didn't know, that we'd never really be going back home again. During that time of intense transition, assistance from our insurance company was critical for us and many other families to pay for lodging and food, as we figured things out. The thoroughness and kindness of our insurance adjusters were vital for us to begin the rebuilding process.
“ Our plan was just to get out, get a hotel room for a few days, and head back home. We didn't know, that we'd never really be going back home again”
RRCCG's network of 8,000 adjusters represents that group of people who will be called upon to serve in the time of need to help communities, and families rebuild quickly.
Schedule a meeting today to establish your plan to serve your customers this hurricane season.