Some film productions shooting on location have recently experienced heavy rainfall and strong wind. Storm damage can be mitigated by your film production insurance policy. Some areas of B.C. have experienced flooding, the partial collapse of a seawall, and local state of emergency declarations.
We are monitoring impacted communities and want to provide you with resources that can help you and you and your film crew assess and recover from damage. Read on for personal and business storm recovery tips and tools from Travelers Insurance:
• Make sure everyone is safe.
Stay tuned to the radio or television until an official "all clear" is given. If you were
evacuated, return home only after authorities advise it is safe to do so.
• Look for broken glass and sharp objects and avoid downed power lines.
Never touch anything in contact with power lines, including water or puddles that may be
near the downed lines.
• Have a qualified individual check for gas leaks or electrical system damage.
Report those problems to the utility companies right away.
• Protect your property from further damage.
Arrange for reasonable temporary repairs. Board up broken windows to protect against
vandalism or additional weather damage. Take photos of the damage and save all bills
and materials receipts. (Do not make permanent repairs until the insurance adjuster has
reviewed the damage.)
• Throw out questionable food.
Discard any food that has come in contact with contaminants, such as flood water or
smoke. If the power is out, make sure to leave the freezer and refrigerator closed to keep
food cold for as long as possible.
• Report your claim immediately.
The sooner you call your insurance carrier, the sooner they can help. Be sure to speak to
a claim professional before hiring a contractor to make permanent repairs. When
choosing a contractor, select one who is licensed.
• Refuel portable generators with caution.
Turn off the generator and let it cool down before refueling. Fuel spilled on hot engine
parts could ignite.
If you have any questions about your policy, please call us at Front Row Insurance Brokers – the film insurance experts.