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Tornado Totaled My House. Now What?

As spring comes, so does tornado season in Alabama. You hope the worst doesn’t happen. But, should your house be totaled by a tornado, it needn’t be the end of everything. If you have the right insurance, it can even be an opportunity to start over. 

After a Tornado Hits

Keep an ear on the weather reports even after you think it’s over. Local news or NOAA Weather Radio will help keep you updated on tornado activity. Naturally, your family (found or natural) is going to worry about you, and you may worry about them. Texting and social media may be the most reliable means of communication. Once everyone’s safety is evaluated, you can assess the damage. Be sure to be appropriately dressed when walking through storm damage. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt. If you see a downed power line, call the appropriate authorities. Stay out of damaged buildings. If you find someone in need of help, render what aid you can and contact emergency response. 

Getting the Insurance Company Involved

While this is indeed a time-sensitive matter, do it as soon as you’ve done the above. Report the damage promptly to file a claim and receive financial help. An adjuster will be sent to your home to assess the damage before processing your claim. 

Contact Harris Insurance Serving Jasper, AL

Insuring your home is important before a disaster happens. If your home is in Jasper, AL, and you’d like to have it insured, please contact Harris Insurance. Our knowledgeable and courteous agents are dedicated to helping you find the perfect policy for your needs. 

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