Storms and Homeowners Insurance
As a homeowner and a consumer of homeowners insurance it is important to understand the havocs of Mother Nature. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency after an outbreak of storms that swept across the state bringing tornados, high winds, hail and flooding. Insurance companies typically have a binding restriction in place as the storms approach. This protects the prices of active consumers.
39 tornados were reported to have touched ground recently. Most occurred in Oklahoma and Kansas but tornados also were spotted in North Texas and as far north as Nebraska.
Twelve people were reported injured in Oklahoma and a woman was said to have drowned in a storm shelter in Southeast Oklahoma. One person was hurt in Kansas, according to a Weather Channel report.
A flood emergency was declared in Oklahoma City, its first ever.
Wednesday’s severe weather was expected to be the first in a round severe weather that could occur over several days, according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla.
The counties affected by Gov. Fallin’s disaster declaration are Alfalfa, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Dewey, Garfield, Grady, Grant, Major McClain and Oklahoma. TExas had many counties under tornado watches as well
Dozens of houses were destroyed in Amber and Bridge Creek in the Oklahoma City area, according to various media reports.
The National Weather Service says there is a chance of more severe storm systems moving through the southern plains again today.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt said the state’s price gouging statutes are in effect in the counties named in the disaster declarations. He warned Oklahomans to be wary of criminals who stream into communities to target tornado and flood-damaged homes and businesses with scams involving cleanup, removal, home repair and tree trimming. These storms swept through just a bit to our north. Last night we had dangerous weather as well. Be sure to consider your Insurance policy at any time possible. Being properly covered can greatly support your financial situation. Homeowners Insurance in Grand Prairie, Arlington, Irving, Mansfield and Midlothian has been increasing but still very affordable.