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Storm Update: Straight-line wind storm survivors share practical wisdom on insurance policies and rebuilding after a natural disaster, Oct 25

By the time President Obama signed the major disaster declaration for Tama County, Iowa (6 weeks after of the July 11, 2011 straight-line wind storm hit) insurance companies had already paid out a record $6+ million into our local economy. Now, three months later, many stakeholders continue to work on ways to rebuild better, stronger and smarter. But another group is also looking at “rebuilding”: insurance policies holders not needing payout claims are taking a closer look at lessons we can learn with the help of impacted neighbors.

Both under hedging and overpaying (financially and/or emotionally) for risk can hold us back from actualizing our full economic potential in the midst of our changing personal, professional, community and environmental landscapes. Over the next few days there are two opportunities for Tama County stakeholders to learn more about insurance from fresh, less traditional points of view.


We chat with commercial and residential property owners impacted by the storm about what they learned from the insurance claims process, and advice that they would give to prepare for a future catastrophe. We also talk about the challenges and opportunities in rebuilding better, stronger and smarter for the future.
Tue. Oct 25, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Garwin Community Center
(due to storm damage in the city park, please enter through the door on the west side)
3rd Street,
Garwin, Iowa

No cost. Meeting is open and free to the public.
If you would like to come a little early and join us for a $7 pizza and fixings dinner from Pronto’s at 6 p.m., please RSVP to joanne@tamacountyiowa.org or (641) 484-3108.


Our next guest speaker in the monthly Tama County Healthcare Provider speaker series will be Lance Horbach. He will be wearing both his legislative representative and insurance provider hats to discuss changes in Iowa’s health care system.
Wed. Nov 2, 2011 8:30 a.m.
 Reinig Toledo Center
1007 Prospect Drive
Toledo, Iowa
No cost. Meeting is free and open to the public.


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