North Texas Hit Hard, Literally, by Last Week’s Storms

Mother Nature was in total disregard of the “Don’t Mess with Texas” mantra last week as a severe weather system moved into the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area producing numerous tornadoes and large hail.  The intense storms caused extensive property damage throughout the region and led to the cancellation of more than 400 flights at Dallas Fort Worth and Dallas Love Field airports. As many as 650 homes and businesses have reported damage so far.

Pie’s storm-damage experts recommend the following “After the Storm” tips:

  • Get your family to a safe place
  • Contact your insurance company ASAP
  • If it is safe to do so make temporary repairs to prevent further damage

Texas storm damages are still uncertain and uncalculated but a Claims Journal excerpt forecasts the damages to be in the millions in claims.

Per last week’s online Claims Journal,

“A Texas insurance industry group expects the tornadoes, hailstorms and severe thunderstorms that ravaged North Texas will generate millions in storm claims.

Sandra Helin is president of the Austin, Texas-based Southwestern Insurance Information Service. She says it’s premature to have a clear estimate of the scope of the damage from the Tuesday afternoon storm and tornado outbreak. However, “we’re sure it’s going to be in the tens of millions of dollars.”

“Insurance companies are sending in adjusters from across the country to handle all of the claims expected,” she said.

Our Austin, Texas branch is ready to assist with any weather-related claims including tornado, windstorm, hail or other severe weather. For immediate assistance call, Office: (512) 271-4547  or Toll Free: (866) 552-5246

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