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Oct9 Posted: 10 hours ago

Filing Insurance Claims After the Storm

As residents continue to assess their damages from the recent rain event/Hurricane Joaquin and begin to make repairs, many will need to contact their insurance companies.

 “In cases of flooding, it is better to err on the side of caution and check your wells also…” stated Pender County Emergency Management Director, Tom Collins.

According to the N.C. Department of Insurance and the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, the following steps should be taken to file an insurance claim for damage to your home.

1. Contact your insurance agent as quickly as possible and ask for instructions on what to do.

2. Prepare an inventory of personal property damaged or destroyed and take pictures of the
 damaged property.
3. Protect your property from further damage by making minor and temporary repairs (such as
placing tarp, removing excess water, etc.).  Keep all receipts for anything you purchase and use
For repairs; you homeowners insurance policy will cover reasonable costs of making such repairs.

4. Do not have permanent repairs made until your insurance company has inspected the property   and you have reached an agreement on the cost of repairs.

5. If necessary, rent temporary shelter.  If your home is inhabitable, most homeowner’s policies will pay additional living expenses while your property is being repaired.  Before renting temporary shelter, check with your insurance company or agent to determine what is covered and under what circumstances.

6. Review the settlement steps outlined in your policy.  If you are dissatisfied with the proposed settlement offer, explain your position.  If there is a significant difference between what the insurance company offers and what you believe you are entitled to, you may wish to submit the dispute to arbitration.

7. If you do not have insurance, or your insurance does not cover the damage, the Emergency Management Office needs this information for assessment purposes.

If you have questions about this process or need assistance, you can call the Consumer Services Division of the Department of Insurance at 1-800-546-5664 or Pender County Cooperative Extension at 910-259-1235.

If you need assistance call the EM office at 910- 259-1210.

Oct8 Posted: one day ago

After being closed for renovations, Millers Pond Park is now open!  Pender County, along with the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, has built a new Picnic Shelter and Restroom facility, added new walkways, and installed a new playground for children. 

Come check us out!

Click here for directions.

Oct8 Posted: 2 days ago

Pender County would like to recognize and congratulate Carolyn Moser, our Health Department Director, for being selected as a finalist for the 2015 Health Care Hero Awards in the Community Achievement category!

Oct6 Posted: 4 days ago

The Tourism Newsletter is here!

This October 5th Edition newsletter highlights how the "Fireball Run discovers Southern Hospitality"!

Please click here to read!

Oct5 Posted: 4 days ago

Pesticide Container Recycling
New Drop Location

This is to notify everyone that beginning in mid-November 2015 the trailer behind the Extension office will no longer be a drop site.

US Ag Recycling is delivering a 60 ft truck body - on wheels - that will be located at the Pender County Rocky Point Waste Collection Station on Hwy 210. That site is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7 AM to 7 PM.

Drop off of all pesticide containers in the county will be at this location only. This alleviates the problem you have storing empty containers at your farms and gives the recycling/grinding crew one location to visit when they are in the region. The good news is if you miss the grinding date, there is still a location for you to drop the empty containers to get them off your farms and in the proper waste recycling stream.

If you have questions about this please call Mark Seitz at the Extension office. 910-259-1235.

Oct2 Posted: 10/2/2015 8:46:00 AM

The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to replace an existing steel pipe with an aluminum box culvert with Headwalls on Raccoon Road (SR 1328) 1.1 miles North of  Sills Creek Road (SR 1325). Weather permitting, the closure will begin on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 8:00 am and will end on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

Sep29 Posted: 9/29/2015 4:18:00 PM

As flu season approaches, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pender County Health Department is encouraging all residents 6 months of age and older to get the flu vaccine. Getting vaccinated is the first and most important step in protecting yourself against flu viruses. 

 Click here for more information

Sep29 Posted: 9/29/2015 1:39:00 PM

 The Pender Forestry Workshop has been cancelled due to the Weather and is rescheduled for November 4th, at 9am at the same location. 

Aug10 Posted: 8/10/2015 4:04:00 PM

Click here to view the Organizational Assessment of Pender County DSS.

Please be patient once the link is clicked, it is a large file.

Mar31 Posted: 3/31/2015 2:57:00 PM

Childbirth classes coming soon!

The Pender County Health Department will begin offering childbirth classes beginning September 2nd, 2015!

Click here for more information


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