Business interruption insurance provides compensation to businesses that are forced to shutdown temporarily. It covers the revenues that you would have generated during the time you are closed so you can keep paying your expenses. Typical policies, however, require that physical damage to your building be the cause of your interruption. In the case case of Hurricane Sandy, many businesses are closed because they lack power. Unless the power loss is a result of damage to your building, then it is unlikely that your business-interruption insurance will cover you.
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