When a natural disaster hits, everyone asks him or herself, “So now what?” Here are a few tips to ease your transition after an unexpected life event like a flood, fire, or tornado. After establishing that everyone in your home and neighborhood are safe, contact your insurance company regarding damages to your home, and what their next course of action is.
It’s best not to be in a rush to get back into your home before a utility professional determines that it is safe for you to inhabit it again. Be cautious of any debris found in and around your home.
Temporary Housing in St. Louis
If any repairs need to be done, it’s important to find a place to stay. It’s not convenient to stay with someone else in their home for an undetermined amount of time, and staying in a hotel gets crowded very quickly. Arch Interim Housing provides the luxuries of a hotel room, with the comfort and space of home with their pet-friendly, extended-stay St. Louis area apartments. Fully furnished, all inclusive apartments are an ideal option for those transitioning after an unexpected event, providing all of the comforts of home for everyone in the family.
For insurance purposes, save all proof of purchases, in case they come in useful later for reimbursement. This includes receipts from food, clothing, supplies, and shelter. Consult a professional for a complete list of receipts you should be saving.
Documenting Your Damages
Document damage in lists: write down any brand names, models, years, identification numbers, and descriptions to anything you believe to be lost or broken. Describe what the damage to each item is, and how you think that damage occurred.
Getting Back to Normal After a Disaster Strikes
Maintain as much of your everyday routine as possible. At Arch Interim Housing, we do our best to provide a home-away-from-home environment for our extended-stay apartments. Our fully furnished apartments provide space for family activities to keep spirits high after a tragedy. Our Metro East, & St. Louis apartments feature kitchens and dining areas are perfect for family dinners, and our living rooms provide a place for movie night.
At Arch Interim Housing, we provide temporary lodging, including furniture and housewares, for as long as you need to get back on your feet. Please join us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.