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Insurance agents busy with Irma claims

Agencies are getting calls about water damage to homes and tree damage to houses, cars, fences and more. / Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

Insurance agencies in Albany are busy with claims from Tropical Storm Irma.

Agencies are getting calls about water damage to homes and tree damage to houses, cars, fences and more.

Agents encourage people to take a picture before moving or cleaning anything. Then, you should talk to your agent to see what their process is since each company has different policies.

Agents hope that Irma was a wake up call for some people to make sure their property is protected against natural disasters in the future.

"I would sit down with your agent to go over what you have, so you are clear about the next event that comes up," Tom Thomas, State Farm agent, said. "That way you can go over what's covered, how it's not covered, as well, so there are no surprises."

If you are renting, your property isn't covered by your landlord's policy. You will need renter's insurance for wind damage, water damage, and more.

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