Insurance And Hurricane Sandy: Are You Covered?

10/30/2012 02:31 pm ET | Updated Nov 02, 2012
  • Alexis Kleinman Deputy Managing Editor Of Impact & Innovation, The Huffington Post

With Sandy dying down, it's time to assess the damage.

Sandy is estimated to have caused $20 billion in damage as it tore through the east coast, according to Bloomberg, but how much will that cost you?

Most of the damage from Sandy is from flooding, which many insurance policies don't cover, according to USA Today. But navigating the policies can be confusing; for example flooding as a result of other damage is often covered.

If you only recently purchased homeowners insurance, you're probably out of luck, though. Insurance usually takes about a month to go into effect, The Washington Post reports.

Here are some tips to help you figure out if you're covered:

How To Know If You're Covered

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