Highlands County to open hailstorm harm call center

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Highlands County Emergency Management will open its call center Monday for residents who need assistance following final week’s extreme climate.

Last Monday’s storms introduced hail as large as golf balls to elements of the county. The most harm was within the northern a part of the county, in accordance with Emergency Management Manager LaTosha Reis.

Although the county didn’t meet the brink for state or federal help, it has established a call center to assist decide native wants.

Those who do not need the enough insurance coverage to totally cowl the price of repairs are inspired to contact the call center to report harm and unmet wants, comparable to excessive deductibles which might be unaffordable.

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To report harm and unmet wants, call 863-402-6800. Reporting doesn’t assure any kind of help, financial or in any other case, the county mentioned.

“We urge citizens with damages to take appropriate safety measures when clearing debris and making repairs to their property,” Reiss mentioned. “Also, remember to use reputable companies for any hired repairs.”

To join the group’s emergency alerts, go to bit.ly/hcbccalert.

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