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Cleaning up after the disaster. Following a major catastrophe like Hurricane Michael that hit in Mexico Beach, Florida, in October, insurers, restoration firms, utility companies and others provide much-needed assistance in the recovery efforts. (Photographer: Zack Wittman/Bloomberg)

When hurricanes like Florence and Michael, tornadoes and wildfires leave behind a trail of devastation, there are a host of companies that come into affected areas after these disasters. They aren’t well-known celebrities and you won’t see their faces on television unless it’s part of a news story highlighting the rescue and restoration efforts underway. However, they are very much the unsung heroes of any disaster.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to PropertyCasualty360.com, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]

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