2011 was a rough year
for some of our valued
by Peter Wallin, Insurance Agent
Here’s a few actual fire claims that occurred right here in our community:
**Lighting struck a tree and spread to a storage shed in Big Flats – resulting in major loss of household contents and business inventory. Thankfully the homeowner had the right insurance coverages for their home and business.
**Fire at a beautiful log home in Lowman. The entire house burned to the ground, along with all the contents. I was on the scene with the homeowner as we worked closely with Erie Insurance to provide immediate financial assistance.
**A gas spill in an auto repair shop in Alpine. The owner tried to extinguish the blaze but it was out of control. He will be out of business for several months as his facility is rebuilt. It’s a good thing he has “Loss of Income” coverage.
These are not only devastating financial losses, but they are also very emotional. I have learned in the 25 years I have been in this business the importance of providing proper insurance coverage (at a reasonable price!) but also that it is my job to be there when the client needs me the most.
In a letter to the Editor in the Elmira Star-Gazette the following was written:
Family says thanks for help after fire
“Many thanks to the firefighters, our insurance agent, Peter Wallin, family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and even strangers who helped us through the devastating fire that destroyed our home on October 14. You have all been so very kind and we are so very grateful.”
Bob ad Debra Watts, Lowman
As we enter 2012 I urge you to take a look at your own home insurance policy. Make sure you are comfortable with the coverage limits. Be sure you are prepared for whatever disaster (big or small) may come your way. And please contact my office if you have any questions or would like to discuss your situation in detail. It’s our job to help you!
Elmira, New York