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Preparing Property For Severe Weather

Preparing Property For Severe Weather

WICHITA FALLS, TX -

According to the National Weather Service reported that Texas experienced the most severe weather events in the country in 2015. According to their data there were a combined total of 1,962 events total; 228 tornadoes, 783 hail storms, and 951 high wind events.

State Farm Insurance found that Texas leads the nation in 2015 when it came to severe weather claims. Texas leads the nation in hail claims with 52,477,  nearly 25,502 more than next state. When it came to wind claims Texas also lead the nation with 11,183, just 165 more than the next state.

Eric Simpson works for State Farm as an insurance agent in Wichita Falls. Simpson said it's important that families make sure they are insured to help with any possible financial trouble that could come in the wake of a severe weather system damaging  their home or property.

"We always will encourage you to make sure you take pictures, make a list, write down serial numbers you can store it digitally you can store it off site, but we encourage you to have it in place," said Simpson.

While documenting is important Simpson said to review coverage with your agent, understand deductibles, and discuss market value the replacement value of coverage on the property. However, again Simpson stresses that documenting can be your biggest tool for ensuring the largest amount of coverage on any damaged items or property.

"The problem is that if you don't document you might leave out items that you had that you never reported," said Simpson.

You can learn more about severe weather insurance and safety by clicking this link HERE for a link to the State Farm safety learning center website.

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