"Unfortunately, there are people who think of dollar signs when weather events happen," said
As many as 40,000 vehicles in
The council is still estimating how many homes might have been affected, Hanna said.
Meanwhile, additional adjusters have traveled to
"We recommend that motorists call their insurance company to file a claim and then take their advice on where to go to get their car viewed for its damage," he said.
He said some insurance companies have provided drive-in sites to help policyholders in
Homeowners with roof damage should also call their insurance company and wait for an insurance adjuster to arrive, he said.
There is no cost for them to call the adjuster and no increase in the homeowner's insurance rate if the adjuster looks at the roof, he added.
Hanna warned homeowners of scams from people knocking on doors, leaving their business cards or making phone calls claiming they are roofers.
He also warned of public adjusters who act as intermediaries between the homeowner and the insurance company -- and make a commission out of a filed claim -- and of lawyers who promise to get homeowners more money for their claim.
"This could delay the repairs to their homes for months and result in increased rates for everyone," he said.
To report issues with an insurance company or an adjuster, home and vehicle owners are urged to contact the
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