High winds, strong storms, and tornadoes moved across much of the Southeast recently, damaging homes and businesses, downing trees and power lines, and injuring people. The storm swept across Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and parts of Louisiana and Alabama.
According to weather authorities, most of the property damage occurred in Arkansas and Mississippi overnight on October 17, 2012. While initial reports indicated that five tornadoes occurred across those two states (with reports of two in Arkansas and three in Mississippi), two tornadoes have been confirmed in Monroe County and Crittenden County, Arkansas.
Thousands of people were left without power after electrical lines were knocked down. Additionally, many homes and cars suffered damages from falling powerline poles and trees. Even a business in Clarendon, Arkansas, was damaged when a wall collapsed during the storm. The damaging winds also caused roof damage to some homes, and other structures. Sadly, many mobile homes were completely destroyed.
Wind-Related Property Damages
During the aftermath of the storm, you will begin seeing the destruction the damaging winds caused. You may have some of the following storm damages:
- Roof damage – this type of damage can occur from trees crashing into your roof, from strong winds tearing off shingles, or from large hail.
- Hail damage – this type of damage typically is noticed on the roof, gutters, and siding of your home or commercial building.
- Structure damages – tornadoes can cause structural damages. And powerful winds and hail can cause broken windows, garage damage, fence damage, and more.
When tornados, high winds, and fierce storms cause devastating damage to your home or commercial property building, you will need to file a commercial or residential insurance claim for your property damages. Dealing with the insurance company during this time can be overwhelming as you are cleaning up from the storm’s mess and trying to get back to your normal life. A skilled insurance lawyer can help you.
Our insurance claim attorneys at the Voss Law Firm will provide you with a free consultation to see how we can help you receive the highest insurance claim payout possible under your policy. Call us today at 888-614-7730 and also get a free copy of our book Disputes With Your Insurance Company – What All Consumers Need to Know.