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6 ways to bungle a disaster insurance claim

6 ways to bungle your disaster insurance claim
6 ways to bungle your disaster insurance claim © emilie zhang/Shutterstock.com

When a natural disaster strikes, it can turn your life upside down. You may end up temporarily homeless and suffer losses in the tens of thousands of dollars, if not more.

Home insurance helps heal the wounds left by nature's fury. But too often, homeowners do things -- either accidentally or intentionally -- that delay or even negate their disaster insurance claim.

Following are six errors to avoid when filing a homeowners claim after a natural disaster.

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