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Surprise Tornado Hits New Jersey and Connecticut, Causes Major Damage

Posted on Jul 16, 2013

Many insurance claims are the result of a natural disaster, but there are certain disasters that you just don't expect to happen in various areas. For example, tornados are very common in a place like Oklahoma, but you wouldn't expect to deal with one in New Jersey.  You can imagine how surprised residents of far western Union County in New Jersey were recently when a tornado touched down in their area.

The National Weather Service reported that a tornado touched down in Berkeley Heights near the Passaic River and moved through New Providence. It ultimately lifted in Summit about 8 minutes later. It was relatively small by tornado standards, but it still caused quite a bit of damage with its 85 mph winds.

Most of the damage was tree damage along the tornado's path. The greatest destruction was at the sewage treatment plant in Berkeley Heights. One man in Summit said a tree crashed through his newly built great room, while another man in Berkeley heights said three different fences at his house all came down.

Surprisingly, a tornado also touched down in Connecticut around Windsor Locks and East Windsor. It peeled the siding off of houses, knocked down power lines and pulled a sports indoor dome out of the ground.

There will undoubtedly be many residential claims filed and hopefully, no one will have to deal with a denied claim. If you live in one of these areas and you're encountering resistance from your insurance company, call The Voss Law Firm, P.C. today for help at 888-614-7730.

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