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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Massachusetts picks up the pieces after violent tornadoes rip through towns

Massachusetts is now recuperating from deadly tornadoes that recently wrecked havoc upon residents of 19 small communities in its central and western regions. It was one that caught the state by surprise, leaving many in a state of shock. Although, the city has been used to dealing with snow and extreme colds, residents of Massachusetts where taken off guard with a series of seven deadly twisters.  At least three people in West Springfield and Brimfield died as a result and over 200 reported injured. While also leaving over 48,000 people…

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Reports on millions paid for April tornado mayhem

Another insurance company has released their report of estimated losses from the April tornado outbreak. State Auto Financial Corp. is estimating between 75 and 85 million in catastrophe losses as a result of more than 15 thousand claims. This is around 30 million dollars higher than their average five year catastrophe losses of 50 million. Twenty of State Auto’s operating states were affected by five different disasters last month. Claims for property damage and vehicle damage from tornados and storms that produced large hail and high winds. State Auto Financial…

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Damage from the worst tornado season in 50 years in the billions

As the storms of the south begin to relent, residents are beginning the long, arduous path towards recovery. Insurers have assessed the extent of the damage and are reporting insured losses could cost billions of dollars. The recovery efforts will be nothing short of massive. The National Weather System has accounted for nearly 200 tornadoes having formed during the worst of the storms – the highest number of tornadoes that has occurred in the region in over 50 years. Coupled with hail and wind storms, the damage throughout the Southeast…

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Could be just the beginning as deadly storms rip through the U.S.

Spring storms tore through the southern portion of the states last week leaving massive damage and loss of life in its aftermath. Virginia is no stranger to bad weather; over the last sixty years, they’ve had almost 600 tornados. But the previous storms were not like this one. Initial figures have eleven deaths total, and over 7.5 million in damages in one county. Virginia is used to getting thunderstorms and even tornados. However, most are EF1, or an EF2 and short lived. They don’t stay formed for very long and…

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