If you have property insurance, contact your insurance
company as soon as possible. Ask your insurance company
about your immediate needs such as a place to stay or
Also check to see what actions are required of you. An
inventory of your personal items may need to
be made and their assessed value. When possible, take
photos to document your belongings.
If you are renting your home, you need to contact the owner
as soon as possible.
All items in your home should be inventoried and no items
should be thrown away without the approval of your insurance
Local Restoration Companies
The local phonebook lists several companies that can assist
you with board-up procedures and restoration of your home.
Homeowners should check with their individual insurance
company for prior approval before securing a contract for
If you do not have property insurance,
their may be local agencies that may be able to provide
It is normal and often very common to
experience depression, anxiety, sadness, anger, fatigue,
nightmares and difficulty concentrating after a fire.
Children, as well as adults, can suffer from stress
following a fire. If you or any member of your family needs
support, the following agencies are available to assist with
Community Services Board
American Red Cross, Central
Other Contact Information
Rockbridge County Emergency Management
Animal Care and Control
Phone: 540-463-7328, 540-463-5123