Central Texas, Do You Have Storm Damage? Here’s How to Report It
**This story has been updated to reflect the storms on April 12th**
Texas weather has been wild since the first day of spring. We experienced tornadoes, hail, wildfires burning, and a blizzard warning issued for the Texas Panhandle, (which received 9 inches of snow in some areas), all in one 24-hour period.
Storm Injuries, Deaths in Central Texas
Earlier this month, NBC News reported that almost two dozen people were hospitalized due to storm-related injuries, including 10 in Grayson County, about 60 miles north of Dallas. According to WFAA, a 73-year-old woman who lived in the community of Sherwood Shores died in the storm passing through the area.
How to Report Storm Damage
If you sustained property damage during the recent storms, you need to let your insurance company know as soon as possible, if you haven't already.
If you have any questions or need help filing a claim, you can reach out to the Texas Department of Insurance. Their help line is 800-252-3439, available from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.
Make sure you also do the following after storm damage:
- Take pictures and video of all damages. Don’t throw anything away until your insurance adjuster tells you to do so.
- Make temporary repairs to prevent additional damage. Remove standing water and cover broken windows and holes to keep out rain.
- Keep a list of the repairs and save receipts. Don’t make permanent repairs before the insurance adjuster sees the damage.