Wind storms have been rampant lately, moving across much of the Southeast. Even Denver had its own fierce windstorm that caused serious property damage from downed trees and power lines.
The Denver Post reported that there were almost 10,000 homes in Denver without power, 1,000 in the Greeley area, and more in Fort Collins. According to Xcel Energy, following the storm on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, about 22,000 of their customers were without power in the Denver metropolitan area.
The cold front and fierce windstorm reached wind gusts of 89 mph at Loveland Pass and gusts in the 60s were felt in the metro area. The winds were responsible for:
- Uprooting trees – the strong winds caused downed trees to fall into electrical lines. Some trees even crashed onto homes and vehicles, causing costly damages.
- Blowing branches – powerful winds scattered tree limbs and threw them into yards and streets. Some branches broke windows.
- Blowing heavy debris – the fierce winds picked up heavy debris and blew it into power lines and homeowners’ yards and homes.
Assessing Your Windstorm Damages
After you assess any property damage, you should report it to your homeowners’ insurance company. Make sure you take pictures of the damages before cleaning anything up and call an insurance claim lawyer for help if your claim is undervalued or denied. Better yet, talk to an experienced insurance lawyer before filing a claim to make sure you know what your residential insurance claim is worth.
Speak with a skilled insurance litigation lawyer at the Voss Law Firm at 888-614-7730 today for a complementary case consultation.