Insurance adjuster helps locals file claims for houses damaged by Hurricane Michael.

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LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - To help recover from Hurricane Michael, many residents are working with insurance companies.

Like many people in Bay County, Pete Gleason's home sustained storm damage from Hurricane Michael.

"The major damage was done actually by a tricycle 17.5 feet up that I didn't realize that came through until three days later when I was trying to cover the roof," said Gleason.

Gleason said the tricycle hit and punctured his roof, which allowed wind and water from the storm inside.

"We had a company come out remove all the debris I thought it just was it was only gonna get a few walls, it ended up being half my house," said Gleason.

Tower Hill Insurance djuster Charles Fellows said filing a claim should be a quick process but that's not always the case depending on the damage.

Fellows said the damage can be more than meets the eye, which is why a field adjuster is sent to inspect the home.

If more damage is found later, your adjuster can find ways to help you. "A general contractor writes estimates for the damage that is unseen from that initial inspection and we pay out to the home is brought back to pre-hurricane condition," said said Fellows.