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Superstorm Sandy Causes Lost Business for Pennsylvania Retail Stores

When Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast on Monday, October 29, 2012, several malls, shopping centers, and retail stores were damaged and lost power due to the fierce winds. Many Pennsylvania malls suffered damages from fallen trees, wrecked signs, and lost business due to power outages. These malls include:

  • Lehigh Valley Mall – reopened Tuesday
  • Southmont Shopping Center – reopened Tuesday
  • Phillipsburg Mall – reopened Thursday
  • South Mall in Allentown – reopened Thursday
  • Promenade Shops at Sacuon Valley – reopened Thursday
  • Palmer Park Mall – remained closed Thursday

When Superstorm Sandy ripped through Pennsylvania, a few malls and retail stores never lost power and were able to reopen the next day while other shopping centers and malls couldn’t reopen for days due to loss of power. Not having electricity can make it impossible to work or have customers shop, which means many shopping malls and retail stores had to close during this time. While property damages were minimal at these commercial centers in Pennsylvania, lost business could be costly. Some stores lost about a week of business.

If you own a shopping complex, retail store, shopping mall, or commercial strip mall, and your business suffered damages due to Superstorm Sandy, you should talk with an experienced commercial insurance claim attorney at the Voss Law Firm at 888-614-7730 today. Our attorneys will be able to answer your questions about your commercial insurance policy and the benefits you are entitled to. Also, you can get a free consultation and a free copy of our book Commercial Property Owners Must Read This BEFORE Filing an Insurance Claim.

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