After Disasters

Resources for the road to recovery.

Recovery Resources in the Northland

United Policyholders (UP) is a nonprofit with a mission to be a trustworthy and reliable source for consumers of all types of insurance. The Roadmap to Recovery provides tools and resources for solving insurance problems after an accident, loss, illness, or other adverse event. 

Visit the Claim Guidance Library to learn more about submitting claims and help you through the process. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plays a crucial role in disaster response across the United States. FEMA coordinates with local, state, and federal agencies to provide resources, support, and technical assistance to communities impacted by disasters. Their efforts include deploying emergency personnel, supplying necessary goods and services, and establishing temporary shelters to ensure the safety and well-being of affected individuals.

Avoiding Frauds & Scams

Scammers and fraudsters often target victims of disasters due to their vulnerable position. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The best way to protect yourself is to stay informed and aware of what scams might be out there. 

Real-life scam examples:

Coping After a Disaster

Coping after a disaster is a multifaceted process that involves more than just physical rebuilding. It’s a journey of emotional and psychological healing, often marked by feelings of loss, fear, and uncertainty. The path to recovery can seem daunting, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Reach out to support networks, both personal and professional, for help. Take it one step at a time, allowing yourself to grieve and process your emotions. Remember, it’s okay to ask for help and it’s okay to take the time you need to heal.