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TS Debby: Review Your Insurance Policies

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Pamela Andrews

With all the flooding and damage done by Tropical Storm Debby, one consumer lawyer is advising folks to be prepared.... with their insurance policies.

Debby has caused flooding, power outages, and tornadoes that tore the roofs off homes. 

Consumer Lawyer Eric Seidel says a storm like Debby is the time to keep your insurance policies close at hand. If you do experience some damage, he says contact both home owners and flooding insurers if you have them. 

"The most important thing is, I always tell people to make sure they have replacement coverage," he said. "In other words, if a TV is damaged, you want to get a brand new television."

Seidel says take pictures of any damage and remember it is your responsibility to try to prevent any further damage.

He also suggests to have a "go box" ready, filled with important documents and cash, in the case that you have to quickly leave your home.