Originally Published : September 29, 2023
BLAME IT ON THE RAIN!!
NYC RESTAURANTS UNDER WATER
HERE’S WHAT TO DO NOW
HL Clients and Friends,
I know. Just when we think the worst is behind us and busy season has kicked in, the rain, of all things, just crushes us. So many restaurant and bar basements are under water and it’s awful and I know you’re all in the shit, so here is a quick list of things to do now and in the next few days.
Once you assess the damage, call your insurance broker/agent and have a conversation about whether it makes sense to file a claim. Under 10K in damage, probably not, over 10K, perhaps. Have the convo and ask if you’re covered for sewer and drain backups.
Be accommodating to staff and be cool about commuting delays etc. Keep everyone safe.
Take photos of all water damage and document everything. Check your lease to see if your landlord has any obligations related to your situation. Also check the casualty clause to see if the flood allows for an abatement period. Pump the basement asap obv.
And if you need anything related to your lease or your landlord or anything at all, we are here and standing by. Email me directly at [email protected].
There’s lots of danger when restaurants flood so please be careful.