On the evening of March 15th, a devastating Yonkers apartment fire tore through a 6 story residential building at 1 Hawley Place in Yonkers, NY. LoHud.com and other major news publications reported on the fire, which at the time of reporting was believed to have been started by a tenant smoking in bed. Tragically, this tenant lost his life in the blaze. Due to the extensive fire and water damage, all the tenants of the building were displaced and forced to leave the building for temporary housing in the vicinity of the building.
Flames broke out before 4 a.m. in the six-story building at 1 Hawley Terrace. Flames could be seen shooting out of a sixth-floor window as residents were whisked away to the Yonkers Police Athletic League, where Red Cross volunteers were helping displaced families.
Josh Lockwood, CEO of the Red Cross Greater New York Region, said more than 100 people were displaced from the 52-unit building, and that the PAL will likely be used as a temporary shelter overnight. After that the Red Cross will take it day by day to help the residents.
“Folks here are emotional. Shocked. They’re really leaning on each other,” he said.
As a result of the catastrophic damage to the building, Affiliated Adjustment Group was retained to provide the policyholder all required public adjusting services. AAG’s vertical of services were immediately made available to the client after the occurrence. AAG’s staff and strategic partners are working with the carrier and their experts to expedite and maximize the client’s recovery.
AAG’s suite of claim services included the preparation and presentation of building, business personal property, business income, extra expense and code upgrade claims. AAG’s proprietary approach to claims handling is complemented by our staff and strategic partners, consisting of forensic accountants, coverage counsel, building consultants, engineers, architects, expeditors, inventory appraisers and emergency service providers.
Said John J. Panico, Partner, Affiliated Adjustment Group: “When disaster strikes a residential property, it is important recover and rebuild quickly to minimize disruption to owners already traumatized by the loss of their home. Affiliated Adjustment Group specializes in rapid response recovery that will allow these good owners lives to get back to normal as soon as possible.”
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