How We Can Protect Irma and Harvey Victims From Getting Screwed

Written by University Fellow Carolyn Kousky

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Date

Sept. 6, 2017

News Type

Media Highlight

Source

Fortune

"As Texas begins the long process of recovery from Hurricane Harvey, and Florida braces for a possible hit from Hurricane Irma, too few victims will have the financial support of insurance payouts. Insurance should be a critical component of disaster recovery. Federal disaster aid grants are surprisingly limited, often not more than a few thousand dollars, and it often takes months or years to get into the hands of victims. Small Business Administration loans can be obtained to help finance recovery (for households, as well as businesses), but for fast money for rebuilding, there is no substitute for insurance."

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