Whether an area has been ravaged by wildfire, like her home state of Washington, or tropical weather is taking its toll on urban landscape, it's important to be prepared for disaster to strike and be able to respond accordingly.

During September, Annissa Coy from Firehouse Education did a four-part video series for R&R on responding to catastrophe loss. Here are links to the first 3 columns:

Part 1: Should you be doing this -- are you prepared?

Part 2: Do you have the right documentation?

Part 3: What different types of adjusters handle CAT loss situations?

In part 4, Annissa talks about the bottom line -- getting PAID and making a profit for your work.