Irma storm victims face issues: flat tires, insurance claims

“Catastrophe” is part of James Warren’s job description, so he knows what questions are ahead both for Atlantans who have suffered storm damage and for Hurricane Irma evacuees heading home. 

The insurance adjuster has worked the aftermaths of at least 20 hurricanes, including Harvey, which damaged his home in Texas. Expect nails to be everywhere, he said.  So he always brings along an air compressor and a tire plug kit.

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The number one question homeowners ask: “How soon can my insurance start paying me money?”

He’s got answers. Check out more about what’s ahead for those who have suffered bad storm damage, in my latest Unofficial Business column on


AJC Unofficial Business columnist Matt Kempner offers you a unique look at the business scene in metro Atlanta and beyond. You'll find more on, including these columns:

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