Severe storms in Texas last week caused an estimated $30 million in damage and generated some 6,000 wind-related insurance claims, according to the Insurance Council of Texas, which joins State Farm Insurance in conducting a “storm tour” of North and West Texas starting today.
Some of the most severe weather events in the form of hailstorms, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms occur during the period of March through May in parts of Texas. Although 2018 was mild in terms of typical Texas weather but our weather is notoriously unpredictable and catastrophic spring storms can strike with little or no warning.
Beginning Monday, March 18, representatives of the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) and State Farm Insurance, in order to help prepare Texans for potential damaging weather and associated insurance coverage and claim issues, will be in parts of north and west Texas meeting with local media and officials to inform homeowners about storm preparation and insurance.
This will be the third year that ICT and State Farm have been in the area helping to prepare local residents for potentially violent weather. One of the easiest ways to be prepared is to conduct a home inventory.
“Conducting a home inventory can save a homeowner, who may have lost everything, or simply suffered significant damage, weeks or months of trying to determine one’s personal property loss,” said Mark Hanna, a spokesperson for ICT. “In addition, documenting your home’s storm damage and making notes of every contact with insurance adjusters and building contractors can prove to be valuable in the claims process.”
ICT’s Hanna and State Farm representatives and agents will conduct a media tour of 10 Texas cities and participate in more than 20 radio, newspaper, television and Facebook Live interviews in Amarillo, Pampa, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, Abilene, Dallas, Fort Worth, Sherman, and Denison.
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