Insurance Villages come to rural communities impacted by Hurricane Michael

Insurance villages help residents file insurance claims from property damaged as a result of Hurricane Michael. (WJHG/WECP)

CALHOUN COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Homeowners in Calhoun County got some help with insurance claims.
Friday there was an insurance village in Blountstown.

More than one year after hurricane Michael, many people are still having trouble getting money from insurance claims.

Inland counties like Calhoun struggle to get help from insurance agents because many residents say they live too far away.

"We weren't asking for a lot of money to start off with, we just wanted things fixed back like they were, and we're happy. That's all we wanted," said Blountstown resident Janie Boyd.

So at Friday's event they were able to get help.

"Well what we found is that those who live in our rural communities sometimes have difficulty contacting or getting with their insurance agents themselves, and it's difficult, so we thought it would be best just to have it here," said State Senator Bill Montford, (D) District 3.

Saturday there will be an insurance village in Marianna at UF IFAS Extension Jackson County. The address is 2741 Penn Avenue Marianna, FL 32448.

Residents should bring a form of photo identification, insurance cards, pictures of any property being claimed, and any additional insurance information.

It's happening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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