Following an outbreak of severe thunderstorms and damaging winds on June 9, thousands of wind-related claims have been filed in areas extending from Dallas through south central Texas, the Insurance Council of Texas said.
Multiple areas of the state reported near hurricane-force winds and at least one tornado touched down in Copperas Cove, near Killeen, causing moderate damage. There were also reports of hail in several areas including Dallas, Fredericksburg, Llano and Bastrop.
Homeowners and businesses are cleaning up after the damaging straight-line winds and heavy rain knocked down trees, damaged roofs, and in the most severe example of wind related damage, toppled a crane in Dallas causing one death and multiple injuries.
According to various insurance company sources, before sunrise the following day, more than 3,000 wind-related claims had been reported and many more are expected.
Source: Insurance Council of Texas (ICT)
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