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EF-1 Storm Prompts East Texas Tornado Damage Insurance Claims

A tornado that the National Weather Service rated as an EF-1 tore through Longview over Memorial Day weekend. The powerful storm is expected to bring a high number of East Texas tornado damage insurance claims throughout the region. The fast-moving storm also dumped more than an inch of rain in half an hour. More than 50,000 East Texas residents went without power during the overnight hours, while many of those residents spent their Memorial Day holiday cleaning up tree branches and other debris.

Details of the East Texas Tornado Damage

Much of the East Texas tornado damage struck the small town of Tatum in Rusk County. A spokesman for the county released a statement to reporters that at least six homes were either completely destroyed or severely damaged due to the storm. The statement also mentioned that four homes sustained moderate damage, mostly due to fallen tree limbs. Fire crews from several local departments, as well as road repair crews, were hard at work clearing debris from public roads to clear traffic for emergency vehicles.

East Texas Tornado Damage Includes Longview Landmark

One of the most notable sites to fall victim to the East Texas tornado damage was a local landmark. The dome at the Komatsu Mining site imploded as the storm tore through the south side of the city. A spokesman for the Longview Fire EMS Service told reporters that, “The whole thing caved in.” He also stated that there were no injuries at the former Joy Global site, but, “the structure itself did come down.”

Recovery From East Texas Tornado Damage Could Take Days

A spokesman for SWEPCO, the local electric utility provider, told reporters that the recovery from the East Texas tornado damage will be a “multiple-day restoration process”. Repair crews from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and other parts of Texas are expected to join in the efforts to restore power to vital resources, such as hospitals. The process could be complicated later in the week, as the National Weather Service has predicted that more severe storms could work their way through the region in the coming days.

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When To File A East Texas Tornado Damage Insurance Claims Lawsuit

The widespread damage from this storm is expected to bring about a near-record number of East Texas tornado damage insurance claims from homeowners and business owners. The extent of the damage may cause some insurance carriers to find ways to underpay or deny legitimate claims. When an insurance company attempts to underpay or deny a policy holder’s claims, and fails to live up to the terms of its own policy, that policy holder may consider filing a East Texas tornado damage insurance claims lawsuit.

Know Your Rights in a East Texas Tornado Damage Insurance Lawsuit

The professional staff and experienced attorneys at The Flowers Law Firm stand ready to offer legal advice for East Texas tornado damage insurance claims. Our record of success and our list of satisfied clients shows that we work hard to protect the rights of Texas residents. Call or email us today to schedule a consultation on your East Texas tornado damage lawsuit, and we will be happy to discuss the details of your case.

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