It is important for emergency management to have a full picture of damage from Flossie, but be aware that reporting damages at this stage does not mean you are registered for government aid.
RECORD: Take pictures of any damage to your home or business. Keeping good records will help with any damage claims you make through insurance and can make it easier to qualify for aid if it becomes available. You will want to capture any flood water heights in your home or business (place an identifiable object next to water marks for scale); any wind damage (take pictures of what has blown off and where it blew off from); as well as damage to personal property such as electronics and furniture.
REVIEW: Your insurance policy and contact your insurer. Should you have any questions, or your insurer denies a claim you feel is covered by your policy, contact the Hawaii Insurance Division at 586-2790.
Tropical Storm Flossie is a good reminder to check your insurance policies to ensure you are properly and adequately covered, to take pictures of your possessions and make an inventory list which will assist you in filing a claim in the event of a loss.