Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Insurance Adjuster Schedule for Grid 1 in St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes

Starting Monday, October 17, insurance companies began working in a coordinated effort to efficiently adjust claims for St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parish properties damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Insurance company adjusters are scheduled to visit Grid 1 properties in both St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes from Monday, October 17 through Sunday, October 23. Wooley said companies are making an effort to contact their policyholders to let them know what day they can expect a visit from an adjuster.

Grid 1 maps will be posted on the Department of Insurance Web site under the Hurricane's Katrina and Rita section.

After visting the area, the Commissioner determined the best way to expedite the rebuilding process was a systematic approach to the adjusting and demolition of properties in each parish. Working with parish officials and the insurance industry, Commissioner Wooley developed the idea of subdividing each parish into grids, or small sections containing approximately 1,000 households each. Parish officials then created their respective grid maps using a parish street map.

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