Catastrophe adjusters who had more than enough idle time a few years ago, now are making up for it with a vengeance. The widespread damage caused by this year’s hurricanes brought thousands of adjusters to the Gulf Coast, both full-time carrier staff, as well as independents.

Since Katrina made first landfall, adjusters have been working 16-hour days to try to reach policyholders whose lives have been disrupted by the second consecutive season of above-average hurricane activity.

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