The Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI) will offer free, one-on-one counseling services on Thursday, March 22 to residents of Harrisburg affected by the Feb. 29 tornado.
Counselors will walk individuals through the insurance claims process, as well as help them avoid fraud. DOI staff will provide information on how to properly document storm damage, what a consumer's homeowner policy covers, assess the benefits of making temporary repairs, and offer advice on what to expect during the claims process.
The counseling session will take place:
Thursday, March 22
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Harris-Pruett Community Building
107 E. Church
Governor Pat Quinn issued a state disaster proclamation. The Governor requested federal assistance to help the people and businesses that suffered losses from the tornado and is appealing FEMA's denial for federal disaster aid.
The Department of Insurance also alerts property owners of individuals selling services or benefits that sound or appear "too good to be true," and offers the following advice to consumers:
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