Sunday, August 29, 2021, at 11:55 AM Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana as a Category 4 storm. The National Hurricane Center (NHC), out of Miami, Florida, warned residents of catastrophic storm surges, extreme winds, and flash flooding to occur throughout the day. Ida made landfall on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with recorded winds of up to 150mph as it made landfall and is the second most intense hurricane to strike Louisiana just after Katrina.
The NHC stated that the Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft and Doppler radar data showed that the minimum central pressure was 930 MB (27.46 in). As of late Sunday night, New Orleans had lost power citywide leaving the city in complete darkness. Even though Ida quickly weakened to Category 2, the devastating hurricane has surely left its mark on the state of Louisiana.
When catastrophes such as hurricanes occur, insurance companies and their adjusters are spread thin between the hundreds, if not thousands, of claims being filed simultaneously. Because adjusters are handling numerous claims in a day just to keep up, they often overlook the specific details of each claim, and, inevitably, things fall through the cracks.
Hurricanes can take a major toll on an insurance company’s bottom line. Ida is estimated to have caused at least $15 billion in damages. The financial strain insurance companies face can cause delays in compensation as well as underpayment and denial of claims filed.
If you’ve experienced a loss of a vehicle, or damage to your home or property and disagree with an insurance provider about your coverage, contact The Potts Law Firm for a free evaluation of your insurance claim.