Insurers Gear Up For Deluge Of Claims, Wish To Keep Away From Sandy Repeat

Insurers Gear Up For Deluge Of Claims, Hope To Avoid Sandy RepeatEnlarge this image toggle caption Erich Schlegel/Getty Images Erich Schlegel/Getty ImagesProperty owners started filing insurance claims before the rain even stopped.
For people who want to become certified flood insurance adjusters, FEMA runs clinics on the National Flood Insurance Program.
Not all of those will have flood insurance, but insurance companies predict tens of thousands will have covered damage.
To work all the expected claims, insurance companies will rely on hundreds of small catastrophe companies that hire independent contractors to work 14-hour days.
Some in the industry worry that the legions of inexperienced flood adjusters do more harm than good.

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