Tips and Resources After a Storm

Helpful things to remember as you’re getting back on your feet:

  • If you have evacuated, or your home or business has suffered damage, don’t return until officials say it is safe to do so.
  • When you’re able to return, take pictures of the damage for insurance claims before you begin cleanup or repairs.
  • Contact disaster relief agencies, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross, for immediate assistance with food, temporary shelter and other needs. Find a list of helpful organizations and Regions resources on our Disaster Recovery Quick Contacts page.
  • Take care to avoid downed power lines or suspected gas leaks and notify utility companies immediately of any potential dangerous conditions you find.
  • If contractors offer to do work on your property (tree removal, roof repair, debris cleanup, etc.), do not pre-pay for services. Always ask to see a contractor’s license.
  • Beware of scams: Fraudsters may see post-storm chaos as an opportunity. Remember that Regions will never contact you to ask for your confidential account or personal information on the phone or by email or text message.

Talk to a Regions banker about the many types of loans and services we have to fit your current financial situation. We can help you find the best way to manage the money you’ll need to rebuild.