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Winter Weather Outlook

Last year’s Polar Vortex has carriers and insureds alike asking, how will this winter compare? It may be too early to tell if the country will receive the relentless beating from Mother Nature that occurred last winter, but several recent articles provided some insight into what’s ahead. Claims Journal reports that the upcoming winter season is expected to be snowy and wet …

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Tornado Damage Assesment

Texas and Oklahoma After a tornado event, devastation and destruction are found along the tornado path.  Due to the wood-framed construction predominant in Texas and Oklahoma, extensive damage to a house can occur.  But how do you know whether visible cracks in the Sheetrock or brick finishes are just cosmetic damage or the signs of structural failure? During a tornado, …