So I did, and before you know it I had a rep knocking at my door with a copy of the county's claims policy and a form to file a claim. The most I can hope to be reimbursed is $50, and the new installation is up to us. So, my mailbox forlornly sits on a metal table next to the broken post waiting for the spring thaw. Oh, and during the next storm, on St. Patrick's Day, the plow knocked the mailbox down again. If it snows on Easter I'm hiding the box in the basement.