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Storms in First Half of 2016 Increase Losses

Storms in First Half of 2016 Increase Losses
Storms in First Half of 2016 Increase Losses

Storms in First Half of 2016 Increase Losses

Texas storm costs rise in 2016In the United States alone the first half of 2016 was devastating. Economic losses were up to $17 Billion dollars, $5 billion dollars over the previous year. Out of these statistics only $8 Billion were insured losses. Across the globe the total losses were $70 Billion. With these numbers in focus we see that the United States was responsible for nearly a quarter of the losses in the first half of 2016! In Texas, specifically, $12.3 Billion dollars of damages came from the result of hail storms in Dallas and San Antonio areas and the recent severe flooding that hit the Houston Metro area.

While the first half of the year showed us significant rise in damages, Texas was fortunate in that we have seen 50% fewer tornadoes this year over the same period last year. The average number of tornados annually is roughly 1000 annually. This year the southern states have seen only 700.

 
 

With the El Nino storms breaking way for the La Nina storms we could very well see a shift in the weather patterns making conditions ripe for hurricanes in the North Atlantic.

 
 

When storms come, and they will, it is good to know that the resources offered by A Public Adjuster Group are available to homeowners that want to get the most out of their storm damage claims. A Public Adjuster works for the policy holder and not the insurance company. Public Adjusters like Randell Smith of A Public Adjuster Group have experience in all facets of construction and are able to recognize damages that are not blatantly obvious. In turn, what this does for the policy holder is gives them security of knowing they are not leaving anything on the table with regard to their claim and have thoroughly addressed any items that are in need of repair. Ignoring or overlooking even the seemingly unimportant items could result in future damages if these underlying issues are not addressed. In addition to being able to spot all of the real damages to your property, the things that your insurance company’s adjuster may “overlook: is the advantage of having a skilled professional who understands the insurance jargon and help the policy holder to get a solid picture of what coverage they actually have. Add to this the Public Adjusters ability to wade through all of the “red-tape,” and get a quicker and more reasonable claim settlement and there is no reason why any reasonable homeowner would not utilize the services of a public adjuster like A Public Adjuster Group.
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