On Tuesday, April 3, a number of tornadoes and thunder storms ripped through the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and surrounding counties, causing extensive damage to homes and shaking the residents of Lancaster, Arlington, Southern Dallas county, and more. These tornadoes come as a shocking reminder of the vulnerability of this area to the sudden threat of severe weather, and the extensive damage of which tornadoes are capable.
Tornadoes touched down near the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, tossing trailers through the air. In Arlington, extensive damage was reported, with roofs being ripped off, and some homes completely ripped from their foundation or leveled. Lancaster, which experienced severe tornado damage in 1994, was also severely damaged by the storms on Tuesday. In addition, severe tornadoes were reported in Caufman County, Cleburne, Sulpher Springs, Forney, Royce City, and Hopkins County.
Tornadoes follow a pattern of intensifying and touching down until they weaken and dissipate. While on the ground, they are capable of tossing vehicles weighing tons through the air, ripping through buildings, ripping large trees out of the ground, and flattening homes. Many of the tornadoes that touched down in the Dallas area on Tuesday spent a significant amount of time on the ground, allowing them to carry out extensive damage.
In the aftermath of this tragic event, many people will be in desperate need of assistance from their insurance companies to help them pay for repairs to their homes and replace damaged items. Unfortunately in these times, many will be facing unscrupulous insurance companies that attempt to deny or underpay valid claims.
Repairing damage to homes affected by tornadoes costs thousands of dollars, and without the help of insurance money, most people are unable to make the necessary repairs in order to recover from the catastrophe of a tornado. If you are facing an insurance company who refuses to provide the coverage you need, the Dallas insurance attorneys of Smith Kendall, PLLC, can help you fight for the payment you deserve. Contact us today at (214) 361-6124 for more information.