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Insurance Agents See Increase In Reports

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The City of Lansing has officially lifted its snow emergency status as of noon Thursday, but that doesn't mean the aftermath of the snow and ice storms are over.

"Ice happened pretty much in about a 24 hour period and all those claims from that time period," said Greg Lemanski, an insurance agent for almost 30 years.

 Lemanski says with this latest ice storm and snow fall , his office has been extremely busy. "We've certainly had phone calls, emails, a lot of customers have walked in," said Lemanski.

In just a few days, he says they recorded close to 100 claims, from things such as "trees fall on cars, some trees fall on houses, electrical has been pulled off the house, frozen pipe claims."

 

He says the storm covered a lot of ground, which means more people were impacted. "We're seeing some big claims where the tree has actually impacted the structure of the house to just a branch on a garage."

He says the best thing a homeowner can do is be ready. With temperatures slowly rising, the snow is expected to melt and cause water damage. He suggests a portable water alarm, which will give a loud alarm letting you know you need to shut off your water."

 

"If we really do get to 40 degrees, we're going to have a lot of water damage," he said.

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