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WYLIE (CBSDFW.COM) – Some Wylie homeowners are getting hit with hail damage just three weeks after another bad storm.
Lisa Polen spent Tuesday cleaning up hail and glass from the inside and outside of her home. “It sounded like a tornado coming. This is my bedroom, just hail and ice all the way to the bathroom,” said Polen.
Monday night’s hail storm blew out six windows, damaged her roof and banged up her son’s car. Polen’s own car is still in the shop after getting damaged in last month’s hail storm. She hired a company to fix the roof after it also sustained damage from the first storm.
“Twelve hours before this storm hit, we had the final meeting with our adjustor and the company that’s going to fix the damage from the last storm,” said Polen.
Neighbor Mark Patzkowski had also just filed several claims with his insurance company. Patzkowski said the most recent hail totaled his two cars and broke a window in his home. “My biggest concern, multiple hits, multiple families around the area and their [insurance companies] are going to have to make up for their cost and insurance is going to have to go up,” said Patzkowski.
State Farm claims team manager, Jared Howerton, said a storm doesn’t mean rates will automatically go up. He told CBS11 it does mean homeowners will have to pay a second deductible for a second incident.
“It’s a per occurrence basis. If we had one three weeks ago, that’s a claim. A week later, that’s a claim,” said Howerton.
Polen said it could always be worse. “It’s a lot of money, I don’t like it but my house is still standing,” said Polen.
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