Tornado Outbreak in the Midwest on Sunday Destroys Hundreds of Homes: AIR

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BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2013 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, on Sunday, November 17, 2013, an outbreak of intense late-season thunderstorms accompanied by high winds, quarter-to-baseball sized hail, and dozens of tornadoes swept across the Midwest, flattening hundreds of homes. While tornadoes were sighted in several states, including Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio, the most damaging twisters occurred in central Illinois. According to preliminary reports from the NOAA Storm Prediction Center (SPC), 80 tornadoes were produced by this severe thunderstorm outbreak, making it the second most active severe weather…

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Massive EF-5 Tornado Causes Destruction in Moore, Oklahoma

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BOSTON, May 21, 2013 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, at 3:01 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013, a massive tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City, destroying many homes, businesses, and public buildings, including two elementary schools and a hospital. According to reports and aerial images, property damage in the affected region is extensive, with whole neighborhoods heavily damaged or destroyed. “A slow-moving upper level low pressure system triggered a series of severe thunderstorm outbreaks across the Central Plains starting on May 19,” said Dr.…

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Tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas claim lives and cause damage to property


Damages from recent tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma and Kansas. Powerful tornadoes tore through the states of Kansas and Oklahoma over the weekend, causing significant damage to businesses and homes as well as claiming lives. The National Weather Service claims that the weather system responsible for the disasters created more tornadoes in one day than either Kansas or Oklahoma would normally see in the month of April. Insurers have been working in cities affected by the tornadoes, hoping to mitigate any further damage and to process claims quickly to help…

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Tornadoes Rip through Sections of Dallas-Fort Worth

BOSTON, April 4, 2012 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, just one month after a notable tornado outbreak across parts of the Midwest and the Southeast, a severe thunderstorm on April 3 spawned up to 10-12 tornadoes that caused extensive, though localized, damage due to high winds, heavy rain, and hail in seven counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth region of Texas. The suburban communities of Arlington and Lancaster experienced significantly damaged buildings, with several homes and businesses flattened by the tornadoes. In Lancaster alone, 300 structures were damaged…

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U.S. Experiences Early Season Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Outbreak: AIR

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, just two days after a series of tornadoes caused significant destruction in parts of the Ohio Valley and the Central Plains, a massive storm system on March 2 spawned dozens of tornadoes across 11 states. Preliminary data from the National Weather Service (NWS) indicate that more than 100 tornadoes touched down during this latest violent outbreak. Across the southern Ohio Valley and parts of the Southeast are widespread reports of houses ripped off their foundations, roofs blown off, downed power lines and trees,…

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Massachusetts tornado outbreak caused $90 million in damages just for homes

Last week, Massachusetts fell victim to an outbreak of violent tornados, causing $90 million in damage, according to Barbara Anthony, undersecretary of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations. The tornados were focused in the Western region of the state, causing damage on an enormous scale. These recent figures, says Anthony, accounts only for the damage done to homes and does not factor auto and business claims. To date, more than 5,000 insurance claims have been filed, many coming from residential areas. More claims come in on a daily basis.…

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Officials urge policy reviews due to predictions of an overactive hurricane season

In the last two months, the southern and Midwest portions of the U.S. have been pounded by a rash of tornado outbreaks. These tornadoes have caused billions of dollars worth of damages and taken hundreds of lives. Unfortunately, they have struck areas where many of the homeowners were not insured or underinsured for the amount of damage that occurred. In the past eight weeks there have been reports of over one thousand tornadoes; 960 of those reports have been confirmed. This year, the portion of the U.S. known as “tornado…

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