Gallery: PICS: Property Damage From Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

image © Leonel Lima Ponce for Inhabitat
Your first reaction may be to try to fix the damage, but take a photo first to document exactly what happened. You should also not attempt any permanent repairs until your insurance company can examine the situation. If you haven't already done so, you need to contact your insurer, as many companies have deadlines for filing after disasters.

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