LANCASTER (CBSDFW.COM) – Insurance claims from the tornadoes and hail that hit one month ago will exceed initial estimates.READ MORE: Governor Abbott Proposes Parental Bill of Rights As Part of Re-Election Campaign
The Southwestern Insurance Information Service is now saying that the April 3 storm will cost in excess of $500 million. That puts it on par with the downtown Fort Worth tornado 12 years ago. Spokeswoman Sandra Helin says this storm cost so much because there was widespread tornado and hail damage.READ MORE: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Refuses To Hand Over January 6 Records
“The hail was so large that it did total a lot of vehicles. When the hail is that large, you can’t use the simple methods of possibly bringing out the hail with a heat device,” Helin said.
The insurance group is urging those who haven’t made claims yet to get it done. Cities have been helping impacted home and business owners.MORE NEWS: Dallas ISD: A Lot Involved In Keeping Doors Open During COVID-19 Surge
There’s a Disaster Relief Town Hall meeting at the Lancaster Senior Life Center Thursday at 6:30 p.m. located at 240 Veterans Memorial Parkway. You can also get more information by calling 972-218-1300.