Integrating Property Insurance With Your FEMA Claim

Our preparedness, disaster recovery, and risk management services are provided by Tidal Basin. Our adjusting services for property damage claims are delivered by our licensed regional public adjusting firms, which are a part of Adjusters International, the premier public adjusting firm in North America. Our combined experience and resources help fully prepare and maximize our clients’ recovery sooner.

Please contact Adjusters International for more information and assistance with commercial and residential property damage insurance claims.

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Who Covers The Costs Of A Disaster?

When a disaster strikes, organizations and communities face a different challenge every moment, encountering a new crisis at every turn. Who will cover the costs?

  • Our Tidal Basin team of experts successfully help organizations, governments, and communities navigate through the complicated disaster recovery process.
  • Our knowledge and proactiveness help you develop and implement a Total Solution® that unites the property insurance and FEMA portions of your disaster recovery into one financial recovery strategy for your immediate and long-term needs.
Cost Of Disaster

Your Insurance Settlement Is First

To prevent delay, an accurate understanding of your anticipated insurance settlement is necessary to help move your FEMA grant forward. The two processes take different perspectives on everything from what’s eligible to how it’s quantified. Our disaster recovery experts understand both the FEMA and insurance recovery processes and help you establish a well-documented insurance claim as the basis for your recovery.


The Right Foundation For Your Claim To FEMA


Successfully recovering all of your eligible costs requires a full understanding of not only the basics of the program, but of how insurance and FEMA complement one another. No one understands this interaction better than our team. We know the proper way to prepare project worksheets and what systems need to be in place to accurately track and account for all monies spent on the disaster.

We deliver this key knowledge and experience together with unwavering client advocacy to help you receive all the funding you are entitled to from both your insurance claim and FEMA.

Our Total Solution® Recovery Services

Total Solution

We successfully help organizations, governments, communities, not-for-profits, and private sector clients navigate through the complicated disaster recovery process. Our unmatched knowledge helps you develop and implement a Total Solution® that unites the property insurance and FEMA portions of your disaster recovery into one comprehensive financial recovery strategy.

  • [Compliance] With FEMA
    Compliance With FEMA
    Compliance With FEMA
    Compliance with FEMA funding procurement guidelines and other special considerations, including environmental issues.
  • [Reconciling] FEMA
    Reconciling FEMA
    Reconciling FEMA
    Reconciling FEMA and insurance recoveries.
  • [Hazardous] Mitigation
    Hazardous Mitigation
    Hazardous Mitigation
    Maximizing hazard mitigation opportunities.
  • [Total Financial] Recovery Strategy
    Total Financial Recovery Strategy
    Total Financial Recovery Strategy
    Implementation of a proactive total financial recovery strategy that addresses the immediate and long-term rebuilding needs.
  • [Reimbursement] & Audit
    Reimbursement & Audit
    Reimbursement & Audit
    Establishing guidelines for reimbursement and audit compliance.
  • [Project] Worksheets
    Project Worksheets
    Project Worksheets
    Preparing accurate project worksheets in a FEMA acceptable format, which include scopes of work and valid cost estimates.
  • [Funding] Plan
    Funding Plan
    Funding Plan
    Development of a full funding plan to support your vision for rebuilding.
  • [Determining] Eligibility
    Determining Eligibility
    Determining Eligibility
    Ensuring all eligible costs and damages have been identified and reported to the State and FEMA.
  • [Documentation] of Debris Removal
    Documentation of Debris Removal
    Documentation of Debris Removal
    Documentation of debris removal, force account, and contract labor.
  • [Site] Inspection
    Site Inspection
    Site Inspection
    Thorough on-site inspection of damaged property and facilities.
  • [Database] Systems
    Database Systems
    Database Systems
    Development of state-of-the-art accounting and database systems.
  • [FEMA Grant] Closeout
    FEMA Grant Closeout
    FEMA Grant Closeout
    Providing FEMA Grant closeout assistance.

The Benefits of Working With Our Professionals

  • [Immediate] Response
    Immediate Response
    Our team responds within 24-72 hours of a request for assistance.
  • [Direct] Experience
    Direct Experience
    Our staff has a thorough understanding of the FEMA Public Assistance Program. There is no learning curve—only proven delivery.
  • [Systems &] Controls
    Systems & Controls
    We deploy state-of-the-art web-based grant management software systems and controls.
  • [Totally] Equipped
    Totally Equipped
    Our employees arrive totally prepared and equipped with the latest technology to effectively get the job done.
  • [Representation] & Advocacy
    Representation & Advocacy
    We represent and advocate for the insured Recipient and Subrecipient, never for FEMA or the insurance company.


As the leading experts in preparedness and disaster recovery services, our priority is to provide the information, training, and guidance to our clients and other professionals so that they are best equipped to help their organizations or communities in the event of an unexpected disaster.

Total Solution® Video

What do you do when disaster strikes? Buildings are destroyed, communication systems are down, your community is impacted, and your financial reserves are strained. When you have suffered a disaster, you do not need a financial disaster on top of it. Adjusters International’s Total Solution® unites the property insurance and FEMA Public Assistance portions of your disaster recovery into one financial recovery strategy.
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Public Adjusting

Along with our expertise in preparedness and disaster recovery services, discover how you can also have to your advantage the leading public adjusters in North America, Adjusters International, on your side to help manage the insurance claim process to maximize your recovery.
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Our Publications

Our team works exclusively on behalf of applicants and recipients, never for FEMA itself. This unique perspective allows us to “tell it like it is” without reservation, and provides you with valuable insights from a non-FEMA perspective.

Who We
Have Helped

Discover in detail how our team of professionals is playing an instrumental role in helping hundreds of organizations, governments, communities, not-for-profits, and private sector clients prepare and recover sooner from the worst disasters.
I am happy we hired Tidal Basin to do the heavy lifting in getting our Continuity of Operations plan developed. ... They are true subject matter experts which allowed us to get a proven product while uncovering and addressing the complexities of our large operation. This COOP is now the foundation of our recovery operations following large and small continuity events.
Deborah S. Helton
Emergency Management Administrator - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
The State of Alaska...[has] a significant investment in the disaster recovery process for both state and federally declared events.... The collaboration with Tidal Basin in these efforts has been so successful and seamless that in most instances applicants and FEMA staff don't even realize we have contractors on board unless we tell them. Our interaction with Tidal Basin staff and managers works and feels like true teammates and the result is a faster, more comprehensive delivery of disaster recovery resources to survivors.
Sam Walton
Program Manager for Disaster Assistance - State of Alaska

Severe storms dumped massive amounts of rain in the Southern Tier of New York State in the summer of 2006, resulting in widespread flooding. 

When Hurricane Katrina struck, bringing with it widespread flooding and damage, the City of Slidell took the brunt of the storm. Located just 30 miles north of New Orleans, the two cities were both hit full-force by the destructive power of the hurricane. Unfortunately for Slidell, the nation first focused on the recovery of New Orleans. The City of Slidell didn't begin its recovery operations under Adjusters International had been hired, bringing the expertise required to turn the recovery process around.

  • City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Monroe County School District, Florida
  • Onondaga County, New York
  • City of Duluth, Minnesota
  • Greenville Utility Commission, North Carolina
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • City of Slidell, Louisiana
  • City of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 3299-EM-NY Severe Winter Storm
  • 4085-DR-NY Hurricane Sandy

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