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About Hurricane Laura

Prior to making landfall in the US, Laura had produced serious damage and took nearly two dozen lives across Hati and the Dominican Republic. As it was moving through the Gulf of Mexico, Laura quickly grew from a Category 1 to a Category 4 within 24 hours. In the early morning of August 27th, Hurricane Laura made landfall to the US Coast as the seventh named storm to do so this hurricane season.

At landfall, Hurricane Laura had wind speeds of up to 150 mph, causing mass construction along the border of Texas and Louisiana.

What’s Next?

A couple of days after the storm had passed, President Trump toured the damage in Orange, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Mr. Trump vowed assistance for both cities, saying in Texas that “we’ve never seen anything like” the force of the storm. He said that FEMA would deliver 400,000 liters of water and 200,000 meals for those who were affected by Laura.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that he has declared a disaster in 62 counties and their priorities are “power, water, evacuees, assessment.”

Residents and business owners have finally started to return to the area to assess the damages. Power and water outages are still affecting tens of thousands of people across the area, with no Return Date near.Helping Texas in the wake of Hurricane Laura 2020

How You Can Help

The following organizations have set up individual campaigns dedicated to those who have been affected by Hurricane Laura. Donate and volunteer as you are able!

Were you or someone you know affected by Hurricane Laura? Not sure where to start? Contact ICRS today!

Tuesday Night’s Storm Caused 1 Tornado & Tennis Ball Sized Hail

Storms raged through eastern Colorado late Tuesday night causing high winds, large hail, and even a tornado in Lincoln County.

The storm has passed, now what?

The first thing you need to do is to check your property for any potential hail and wind damage. This could include; damage to trees, landscaping, broken windows

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Photo Credit: Matt Minnillo

or siding, dents in gutters, downspouts and air conditioning units as well as missing shingles and any indentations in roof materials. While you’re checking out your property, it’s essential that you take pictures of all damages.

During this time, it’s also important to contact your insurer or insurance agent and put them on notice that you intend to file an insurance claim.

Did your property suffer damage from Tuesday’s storm? Act fast and CONTACT US now for a Complimentary Hail Report!

To see the full list of the severe weather reports, click HERE.

According to the catastrophe risk modeling firm, Karen Clark & Company, the total insured losses from Hurricane Hanna could reach up to $350 million.

What does the estimate include?

Karen Clark & Company reported the estimate includes the privately insured wind and storm surge damage to residential, commercial/industrial properties and automobiles. The estimate does not include the National Flood Insurance Program losses.

Hurricane Hanna Damages

Hurricane Hanna brought high wind speeds to southern Texas and had over 200,000 customers without power.Hurricane Hanna Damage Insurance Claims

Low to moderate levels of wind damage was sustained throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Damage to signage and lightweight structures, such as gas station pavilions and marinas, were relatively common as well.

Other forms of damage included roof and siding damage with rare instances of more severe structural damage. Corpus Christi, Port Mansfield, McAllen, and other coastal towns all experienced storm surge flooding to residential and commercial buildings.

To read about Hurricane Hanna, check out our blog, “Hurricane Hanna Hits Southern Texas”.

To check out the original article from the Insurance Journal, click here.

The National Weather Service has given multiple severe thunderstorm warnings this afternoon to counties and towns north of San Antonio, including Comfort, Kerrville, Bandera and Fredericksburg.

The NWS also issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Bexar County until 10 p.m. Thursday night.

Thursday, May 28

8:25 p.m.

The NWS has canceled the severe thunderstorm watch across South Central Texas. The remainder of the night should be partly to mostly cloudy, with a few residual showers across southern and western areas exiting to the south.

5:50 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued specifically for Bexar County and the City of San Antonio. According to the NWS, mainly the north side will be affected, with up to quarter-size hail and 60-mph winds.


Read More Here
www.tpr.org/post/severe-thunderstorms-bring-hail-san-antonio-area

GAINESVILLE, Tex. — If you’re a meteorologist and it’s May, you know the atmosphere always has a few tricks up its sleeve. Storms over Kansas produced incredible displays on Thursday, but Friday was shaping up to be iffier. Nonetheless, I drove the 460 miles to my chase target in Wichita Falls, Tex., bought myself an ice cream and waited beneath blue skies.

Before long, a towering cumulus cloud bloomed into a massive rotating supercell, a telltale hook appearing on the radar where it began to rotate. Air spiraled into its corkscrews updraft as rain and hail fell to the north. Even on the edge of the storm, I was getting big hail. I knew this would be a nasty storm.


Read More Here
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/05/23/texas-storm-chasing/

Sunday’s tornadoes in DFW have resulted in an estimated $2B in losses making the event the costliest in North Texas history.

Wind claims are prone to repair vs replace disputes. The best time to have Insurance Claim Recovery Support LLC public adjusting firm represent your interests is now before a problem arises. We have assisted owners and operators to settle over $100M in Commercial and Multifamily property damage insurance claims fairly and promptly and represent some of the largest real estate organizations in Texas.